3 held for installing skimmers at Ayanavaram ATM

Chennai: The city police have arrested three persons for fixing skimmer at an ATM kiosk at Aynavaram.

According to police, based on CCTV evidence, they arrested Allah Baksh of Seven Wells, Abdul Hadi of Mangadu and Irfan from Kolathur.

Less than a week ago, a case was registered with the City Crime Branch (CCB) after an ATM user four a data skimmer and micro camera attached to the ATM machine on Constable Road, Ayanavaram. The skimmer, which was fixed on the card slot of the teller machine, came off when the customer pulled it after he grew suspicious about it.

He immediately alerted the bank authorities, who in turn informed the police. A team led by Additional Commissioner Eswara Murthy investigated the case. Based on CCTV footage, the team arrested the trio.

NT Bureau