The arrested trio has been identified as Kurla residents Mudassar Akhlaq Shaikh (38), Mohammad Rafiq Abdul Rehman Pansari (58) and Salmaan Abdullah Ansari (27).
According to the police, in June 37-year-old one Omkarsingh Kushwaha had lost Rs 1 lakh from his bank account. Kushwaha learnt from his bank statement that there were 27 transactions and money was used from his account for online shopping. He then lodged a complaint with the police in this regard under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property of the
“While probing the case we came across information of three suspects. On Tuesday, the trio were apprehended from Kurla with the help of
He added, “The gang has admitted having committed shopping of goods worth Rs 2.50 lakh from March 2019 till they were arrested. We suspect that they were being given stolen card details by their foreign based counterparts. They have been booked under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C (Punishment for identity theft) and 75 (Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India) of the Information Technology Act.”