Siliguri, 13th December: Four members of a gang of ATM cheats who duped people under the pretext of helping them withdraw their money were arrested. They have been identified as Gopal Kumar (32), Richu Kumar (24), Chandan Kumar (18) and Dhananjay Kumar (28). All are residents of Bihar.
Reportedly, in the month of August this year, a person was duped of Rs 1 lakh 92 thousand under the pretext of helping him in withdrawing cash. When the matter was filed at the Bagdogra police station, the cops started the investigation. During this, the police learned about the gang hailing from Bihar which was infamous for carrying out such crimes. To nab the miscreants, the Bagdogra police team conducted raids in Bihar as well, but to no avail.
After much effort, the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Siliguri Metropolitan Police were successful in nabbing 4 members of the gang from the NJP police station area. All were apparently travelling in a vehicle with Bihar number plate.
Speaking in this regard, ACP Shubhendra Kumar maintained that the gang had duped lakhs of rupees in the name of assisting. The investigation had been going on since August and was finally successful today. The arrested will be produced in Siliguri court tomorrow and will be taken on remand for further questioning.