Police arrest an Indian national allegedly involved in ATM hacking scam of Agricultural Development Bank

Published On: October 6, 2020 08:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Police on Monday arrested an Indian citizen allegedly involved in the ATM hacking scam of Agricultural Development Bank Limited (ADBL) that took place in September last year.

According to the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD), Sushil Garg, a permanent resident of Banbasa of Champawat district in Uttarakhand, India, has been arrested on charge of his involvement in the ATM hacking scam. 

Chief of MPCD Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Thapa said the 55-year-old accused was nabbed from Gadda Chauki of Kanchanpur district in far western Nepal.

Garg has been charged for his alleged role in stealing Rs 47.3 million from various ATM kiosks of the ADBL. The accused had stolen the bank’s online password, transferred the money to several accounts and withdrawn the money from various ATM kiosks across the country.

According to Thapa, the joint team mobilized by the MPCD and the District Police Office, Kanchanpur arrested Garg and handed him to Metropolitan Police Range Office in Teku, Kathmandu. Garg is one of the accused persons absconding since the incident.

Several cases have been filed against 37 alleged for their involvement in the scam. As of now, the police have been able to nab 20 defendants.

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