The man who was arrested in connection with an ATM fraud on Rashbehari Avenue on Sunday has been found to be involved in a similar fraud, police said.
Soubir Banerjee had replaced a 69-year-old man’s ATM card at Dakshinapan and later used it for withdrawing Rs 6 lakh from the man’s account, the police said.
Biswanath Dey, 69, had gone to Dakshinapan for Diwali shopping last year where he had used his ATM card. A few days later, he had found that Rs 6 lakh had been debited from his account in instalments and that only Rs 13 was left in his account.
“The elderly person had possibly missed the alert messages in his mobile phone about the money being debited from his account. By the time he realised, it was too late,” said an officer.
After the arrest of Banerjee on Sunday, police spotted him in one of the CCTV footage collected in connection with the fraud with Dey.
Banerjee was arrested on Saturday for duping a south Kolkata resident of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of helping him update his KYC inside an ATM kiosk on Rashbehari Avenue.
He has purportedly admitted to the police about his involvement in another ATM fraud he allegedly carried out in Netajinagar on the southern fringes of Kolkata by duping a 76-year-old person.
Dey, a resident of Patuli off EM Bypass, had reported the matter to the Kolkata police.
Senior officers said they were contemplating to tag Banerjee in connection with this year-old fraud once his police custody period gets over.