Navi Mumbai: Two held for using fake credit card at mobile store

Friday, 24 January 2014 - 11:22am IST | Place: Vashi | Agency: DNA

The police have arrested two youths for using fake credit cards to purchase mobile phones from a Vashi store. On of their accomplices, however, managed to flee and the police are now on the lookout for him.

According to the police, Rizwan Fugewala, 29,  a resident of Mira Road, Nilesh Prajapati, 30, a resident of Kurla, and one other person, went to mobile phone store around 7.30pm on Wednesday. The miscreants chose two expensive mobile phones there and paid Rs89,000 using a credit card they had with them.

“The credit card used by the suspects were lighter than the usual cards and their colour, too, was unlike the usual. The suspicions of the storekeeper were roused upon swiping the card, who asked the men for the once again for examining it,” said Sushil Kumar Gaikwad, assistant police inspector from Vashi police station.

Just when the storekeeper asked for the card once again, the culprits ran out of the store. “We got to know about the incident just within a few minutes and immediately reached the spot. Our officials got hold of two suspects as they were running in different directions. The third suspect, however, managed to flee taking advantage of darkness,” he said.

The police have booked the accused under sections 320 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced before the judicial court on Thursday afternoon and have been remanded to police custody till January 27.

Laxman Kale, senior police inspector from Vashi police station said, “We are still not sure whether the credit card used by the suspects were fake or stolen. We are also trying to find out if they belong to some fake credit card racket and how many people are involved in the crime. We have sent our officials to various places and hope to get hold of the third accused within a short span of time. Our investigations are on.”

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