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Police remand for ATM hackers
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 AGARTALA, Jan 2 - Four foreign nationals, including two Turkish men identified as Hakan Zaburkan and Fettah Aldemir, who were picked up from the Barrackpur area of Kolkata last year for their alleged involvement in multiple ATM hacking cases, have been sent to six-day police remand here.

 All the four accused were brought to the Tripura capital on transit remand last night amid tight security arrangements. They were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Tripura, today, by the police who sought a seven-day remand for interrogation. After hearing the Crime Branch plea, the CJM sent them to police remand till January 7.

A team of Tripura Police Crime Branch had been striving to bring all the ATM hackers from Kolkata to Agartala as part of investigation into 30 cases. The four foreigners, accused of hacking several SBI ATMs across the country, were arrested in Kolkata on November 19 following a tip-off from the Crime Branch of the State police.

The accused had allegedly hacked several SBI ATMs with cloning devices in Guwahati, Agartala, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and duped people of crores of rupees. The Cyber Crime Branch had said that the hackers used skimmer devices to find ATM card details of people to rob them.

Guwahati Police had also issued a lookout notice against the four accused – two each from Turkey and Bangladesh.

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