AMBALA: The have registered a case of criminal breach of trust and cheating after some unknown accused swapped the ATM with a man and withdrew Rs 60,000 from his account.

(52), a resident of Gobind Nagar, Ambala Cantonment, in the First Information Report (FIR) stated, “On Thursday evening, I went to withdraw some cash from Axis Bank ATM in Halwai Bazaar near Ashoka Dairy when a person came there who said that he wants to only change the pin number. The person asked me to withdraw the money before him, but when the ATM machine did not disburse the cash, the person asked me to allow him to check. After checking, he stated that there is no cash in the machine and he handed over my ATM card to me. During this time, the person swapped the ATM and I could not even come to know when he did that. When I went to Maheshnagar Axis Bank ATM, I received the messages on my mobile of six withdrawal transactions of Rs 10,000 each. A total of Rs 60,000 was withdrawn from my account. Till the time, the bank could close my account, the amount was already gone.”

After receiving the complaint, cops registered a case under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of the property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against an unknown accused to start the further investigation into this case.

Cantonment SHO inspector Suresh Kumar said, “Some unknown person has swapped ATM card with the complaint Shiv and an amount of Rs 60,000 has been withdrawn from his account. The investigation would be carried out as per the CCTV camera recordings.”
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