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2 Romanians held in Delhifor ATM fraud in Mumbai

A Romanian couple has been nabbed from Delhi in connection with the debit card skimming case in which almost 100 people who used an ATM in Mumbai’s central suburb of Mulund lost money from their accounts which collectively amounted to Rs 38 lakh.According to the Navghar police, they had earlier nabbed two local men who were instrumental in providing logistical support to the foreigners who skimmed cards at the ATM and withdrew money in Delhi.ATM skimming involves thieves using hidden electronics to steal personal information stored on cards. Think of it as identity theft of debit cards.The police said the accused foreign nationals came to the country on a tourist visa from Romania and had installed a skimmer — a thrice in the ATM in Mulund. After copying card data, they started withdrawing money from ATMs in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.”We got our first lead when we got CCTV footage of the foreigners along with the two locals. We apprehended the latter. During their interrogation, they pointed us to the foreigners. We tracked the foreigners using their phones, and our team in Delhi nabbed them. We have also got CCTV footage of the time when they are withdrawing money,” said a police officer”The two locals were also involved in a similar case in Kurla two years ago in which three Romanian nationals were arrested,” he added.The police got in touch with the Romanian embassy in New Delhi, seeking details of the recently nabbed couple’s passports.As many as 100people who used an ATM in Mulund were in for a shock when they got text messages saying money had been withdrawn using their cards, even when the cards were in their possession. The victims had approached Navghar police station and lodged a case.The accused couple will be brought to the city on Friday. This is the second instance in two weeks where Romanian nationals were found to have been instrumental in committing cyber fraud.Last Friday, the Pune police nabbed three Romanian nationals for allegedly cloning ATM cards and withdrawing money to the tune of Rs 28 lakh from over 100 bank accounts after stealing details of more than 1,000 cards. They had also used skimmers.Earlier, the Mumbai police had arrested a Bulgarian national involved in skimming and cloning the cards.

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Ousted scholar says Jamia punished her for activism

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has cancelled the admission of a second-year research scholar for allegedly indulging in “campus activism”, without given her “a prior notice about the move”.According to an order issued by the university on Tuesday, the admission of Dhrupadi Ghosh, who was pursuing PhD in Sociology, was being cancelled. “In the light of the office order dated September 7, 2017, issued by the Registrar, JMI, the admission of Dhrupadi Ghosh is being cancelled from PhD in Sociology,” it read.The order was marked to four people, including the Head of the Department of Sociology, and Ghosh’s supervisor. The student, however, got to know about it only on Friday. “I came to know about it on Friday. This is a direct attack on me for raising my voice against various issues and fighting for democracy on the campus,” she said.Ghosh is a member of student group Dayar-I-Shauq Students’ Charter (DISSC), which recently came in the spotlight for organising a cultural evening at the university’s central canteen in August last week, to which the administration had objected. The event was “abruptly” called off and the participating students were allegedly manhandled by the proctorial office staff. Ghosh, along with some other students, had also held a protest at the campus over the issue.”The democratic space at Jamia is shrinking day after day, with the administration trying to mute the voices of those who dissent. I have been singled out for raising my voice against various issues,” Ghosh said.The university authority, however, denied the charges and termed it an “academic” decision rather than an “administrative” issue. “Ghosh’s PhD admission does not comply with the university guidelines. She did her masters’ in fine arts, which is not allied with Sociology in Jamia,” a senior varsity official said.”Why would the university single out a student? She was not the only one who particpated in several campus protests,” the official added.

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