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6 months after fleeing Tripura; Notorious International Hacker got arrested in Bangladesh

Agartala, January 21, 2022. There is a popular say in the human philosophy that “nobody can escape from their predestined misery and result of actions”. Ironically the same is what relevant to Hakan Zanburkan’s case. International notorious ATM hacker- Hakan Zanburkan, who managed to escape from Tripura a few months ago, got arrested in Bangladesh on last Tuesday.

The United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reported that the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) had arrested two members of an international syndicate of ATM card cloning scams including Hakan Zanburkan during a special drive in Gulshan area of Dhaka. “Zanburkan’s team had made attempts at least 84 times to withdraw money from various booths of Eastern Bank Ltd through cloning credit cards of foreign citizens of 40 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Germany, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Canada, Bolivia, Spain, Finland and Norway from January 2 to January 4 this year”, the CTTC unit chief said, according to UNB.

Zanburkan, an under trial prisoner in Tripura, had managed to give a slip to police in July 2021 while taking treatment at GB Pant Hospital. Since his arrest from Kolkata on November 19, 2019 along with three others in connection with multiple ATM card skimming cases, he was in jail for around twenty months before the escape.
The UNB report mentioned that with the help of an Indian man, Zanburkan had reached Nepal via Sikkim. He then collected travel documents and returned to his home country. The last time Hakan arrived in Bangladesh was on 31st December 2021.


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