The Delhi Metro Rail Police have arrested two young men for allegedly recharging Delhi Metro Travel Cards online using fraudulently obtained credit card details and then redeeming them for cash.

Both the accused, identified as Bala Sunder (29) and R. Balaji (19), work for a call centre in Janakpuri and obtained crucial card details from the holders by calling them on the pretext of selling them products or offering gifts. The matter came to light when SBI Cards and Payment Services Private Limited approached the police saying that there had been online transactions from the accounts of their card holders without the customers’ knowledge. Such payments were made to merchandise ‘DelhiMetro Rail Corp Delhi IN’ which the accused had allegedly floated, investigations revealed.

“The two first purchased Metro Travel Cards for Rs.100, recharged them online up to the maximum limit of Rs.1,000 with the details of SBI card holders and redeemed the card value from DMRC counters,” said a senior police officer. On last Friday, when Balaji came to Tilak Nagar Metro Station, he was arrested. At his instance, Bala Sundar was also arrested and two metro cards seized from him, said the police.

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