Hakan Janburkhan, an international ATM fraudster, caught in Bangladesh after escaping from GB Hospital in Agartala

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Agartala, Updated: January 20, 2022, 09:27:23 AM   

Hakan Janburkhan, an international ATM fraudster, caught in Bangladesh after escaping from GB Hospital in Agartala

Hakan Janburkhan, a 55-year-old Turkish national, escaped from GB Hospital in Agartala after identified as an international ATM card fraud. Police arrested him from Gulshan-1 in Dhaka on the night of January 18. Mai Mohiul Islam, a citizen of Bangladesh, was arrested along with him. This person travels to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Spain and clones credit cards of citizens of these countries. Then he took the money from the ATM. Thus, after withdrawing money from ATMs of about forty countries, he came to Bangladesh and was caught trying to withdraw money again. Seventeen ATM cards, including five different models of phones, a laptop and fifteen clone cards, were seized from them. The Bangladesh police chief Asaduzzaman, a police officer from Bangladesh, said this at a press conference on the afternoon of January 19 in Dhaka.  

The Bangladesh police chief Asaduzzaman said the arrested Turkish national Hakan Janburkhan, came to Bangladesh on December 31 last year. Then from January 2 to 4 this year, he went to various ATMs of Eastern Bank Limited and tried to withdraw money by cloning the card more than a hundred times. But fails. Eastern Bank uses anti-faming technology so the bank authorities can know about the matter through alarm system. As a result, it is possible to arrest the fraudster. The police chief said that the fraudster came to Bangladesh using multiple passports. He said that before this, Hakan Janburkhan also came to Bangladesh in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Even then, his purpose was to withdraw money from ATMs. At that time he came to Bangladesh and got in touch with his colleague Mofiul Islam. The brother of this Mofiul Islam has been arrested for the same crime and is in jail in India now.

The Bangladesh police chief said that the Turkish national came to Bangladesh on December 31 last year and stayed at a residential hotel in Paltan. Then from January 2 to 4 he tried to raise money by cloning in different booths of Eastern Bank. Under interrogation, the Turkish national said he was arrested along with two Bangladeshis in an ATM fraud case at the Paltan Bazar police station in Assam, India. Then they embezzled around one million rupees from various ATM booths in India. While in jail in India, he escaped while being treated in police custody at Gavinda Vallabh Panth Hospital in Agartala. Later, with the help of an Indian man, he reached Nepal via Sikkim for two lakh rupees. From there he collects travel documents and returns to his home country and creates a new passport. It is known that several Bangladeshis, citizens of different countries including Turkey, Bulgaria, Mexico, India are involved in this cycle.

   (Tripurainfo)