Agartala: North Tripura police busted an ATM forgery racket and arrested three of them including the mastermind Ambar Ali (24) who was reportedly trained by a Bengaluru based group of frauds. Two others of the gang were Jamir Uddin (31) and Masuk Ambar (28).
The Superintendent of Police (North) Bhanupada Chakraborty said they used to trap people specially the older ones in the name of helping them when they find it difficult to withdraw money from ATM.
He said police received several such allegations in different parts of North Tripura district in the last few months. Reportedly, their area of operation also spreads to Cachar and Karimganj district of Assam too.
Police laid a trap after two such cases were reported repeatedly at Panisagar and Kadamtala area in which they fled away with Rs 1,20,000 from two persons and posted surveillance in front of every ATM in the adjoining area with an presumption that they will commit similar crime again. SP Chakraborty said the suspects had admitted their involvement during interrogation and their claim of being trained by Bengaluru bases gang is being investigated.
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