Mumbai: Police will be issuing a letter rogatory (LR) to the Bulgarian Government in connection with its probe into the ATM skimming case where cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from 37 accounts. During its probe, police had identified two Bulgarians Evanov (27) and Tsenev (28), who fitted skimming device in an Axis Bank ATM in Colaba, South Mumbai, to hack into the bank accounts and use the debit card details to siphon off around Rs 13 lakh.
"We are in the process (of issuing LR)," said Krishna Prakash, Additional Commissioner of Police (South), today when asked about progress in the case which came to light in June 2013. LR is a formal request to authorities in a foreign country for some type of judicial assistance. Through LR Mumbai Police will seek details about the Bulgarian nationals and their whereabouts.
During the cloned debit cards, money was withdrawn from the Axis Bank accounts of 37 persons, including 14 Mumbai Police personnel, in Greece in April and May. The duo had entered India on April 4 on a tourist visa and left on April 19, police said.
Letter rogatory is a formal request to authorities in a foreign country for some type of judicial assistance.