Lookout circular for medico who fixed skimmer at Chennai ATM

The wanted man was identified as Anand, who had discontinued his medical degree from Albania and was working in a private firm in New Delhi.
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CHENNAI: Chennai police have issued a lookout circular against a medical student, who studied at Albania and discontinued his studies due to lack of funds, for allegedly fixing a skimmer at an ATM kiosk in Mylapore and stole data of people who had been using the machine.

The wanted man was identified as Anand, who had discontinued his medical degree from Albania and was working in a private firm in New Delhi.

The Mylapore police had already arrested his father, textiles shop owner Manohar, (58) from Washermenpet. The skimmer was discovered by the bank’s technical staff who were attending a repair work at the ATM gadget on August 12.

The police said that Manohar’s textile business was not making a profit. As he was losing money, he could not pay for his son’s education. Anand discontinued his studies and came back to India. While Anand was in Delhi, he got to know about the skimmer device through his friends. He, then, bought a machine, reached Chennai, and placed it in an ATM machine in Santhome.

Police have now issued a LoC to all the airports to avoid him fleeing from the country.

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