Two Indians held in Nepal for ATM fraud

Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) Two Indian nationals were arrested by Nepal Police here on the charge of ATM fraud.

Iqtedar Khan, 23, from Chandigarh, and Niranjan Mehta, 33, from Delhi, stole money from at least 12 ATM machines here.

Police started investigation after several people complained of their money being stolen from their bank accounts.

They were held with cash and 20 ATM cards of various banks. The two withdrew about NRs 600,000.

The arrest came after police examined CCTV footage from multiple ATM booths.

If convicted, the duo would face a jail sentence up to five years and a fine equal to the amount they defrauded.

–IANS

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