Two fake cops held for duping 10 ATM users
Kalyan: Two persons, Ghanshyam Thorat (35) and Sandeep Landge (26), were arrested for posing as cops and duping as many as 10 ATM users from Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath. Police have also seized key chains and police caps with the logo of Maharashtra police from their possession. Police said that one more accused, who is part of the gang, is on the run.
Suresh Dambare, assistant police inspector from Mahatma Phule police station said, “The accused used to target unsuspecting ATM users and convince them that the currency which they withdrew is fake and might land in trouble. The victims handed over the money to the accused assuming they were cops.”
The police went through CCTV records of various ATMS and identified the accused. Dambare said, “The accused were spotted near Kalyan railway station. We laid a trap and nabbed two of them while the third one managed to escape.”