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Two Nigerian Nationals On Expired Visa Arrested For Hacking ATMs In India

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Police have arrested two Nigerian nationals for allegedly hacking ATMs and withdrawing cash from them.

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Police recognized the 2 accused as David Charles Ugochukwu (30) and Kehinde Sadiq Idris (29), each at the moment residing in Undri.



In keeping with a press launch issued by the police, two individuals had been booked at Shivajinagar police station for hacking ATMs at sure spots within the metropolis.

The police acknowledged that the accused would join some exterior machine to the community cable of the ATM to hack it, and after the ATM had been hacked, they’d insert an ATM card and provides the enter to withdraw Rs 1,000.

The discharge additional acknowledged that as a substitute of Rs 1,000, 40 forex notes of Rs 500 denomination would come out of the ATM. On discovering out about this, financial institution officers lodged a police grievance. A crew from the cyber police station started an investigation into the case.

Police mentioned they received clues from CCTV digital camera footage and recognized the accused named David on Might 25. On interrogating him, police came upon in regards to the involvement of Idris and arrested him as properly

Police additionally mentioned throughout a search, they seized seven cell phones, three laptops, one modem, two passports from David, and three cell phones and a laptop computer from Idris. They’ve additionally seized a two-wheeler from the accused, police added.

A court docket has remanded the accused in police custody until Might 30. “Each accused had been discovered to be staying in Pune over the previous few months. They don’t have correct visa paperwork and are suspected to be overstaying. An investigation is on,” mentioned inspector D S Hake.

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