ATM skimming case- FIA gets custody of Chinese nationals till Jan 18.
KARACHI -- Two Chinese nationals allegedly involved in ATM skimming were remanded into the custody of Federal Investigation Agency till January 18, Geo News reported Monday.
The investigating officer (IO) shared that the suspects have trouble understanding English which is becoming a hurdle in the way of investigation. He added that a group of eight to 10 people were part of the gang involved in ATM skimming.
The judicial magistrate inquired, using hand gestures, from the Chinese nationals if they were tortured or maltreated. Replying to this, a Chinese National gestured that he suffered an injury to his head, adding that he was beaten up after covering his eyes.
However, the IO said that the suspect had bumped into the wall intentionally.
The judge also ordered the IO to bring along a translator in the next hearing so that the court gets to know the name and relevant details of the suspects.
The FIA had requested a 14-day remand of the suspects.
Three other Chinese nationals will be presented before the court later today.
On Sunday, four Chinese nationals were arrested on suspicion of ATM skimming, the latest in a series of arrests linked to an organised gang behind a major electronic bank fraud in the city.
Police said three men were caught red-handed trying to install a skimming device on an ATM in the upscale Defence Housing Authority (DHA) locality early Sunday, only hours after a similar arrest from the Tipu Sultan Road area.