Bank of Maharashtra’s ATM containing Rs 16 lakh was stolen from Katol on Sunday. Katol police have registered a case under Section 457 and 380 of IPC.
According to the police officials, a local resident reported the incident to the police that the money was stolen from the Katol road ATM. The ATM system was disconnected from bank’s server at 2 am. The Atm had Rs. 15,99,700 cash, informed Police Inspector, Anil Jittawar. The thieves also took the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and CCTV from the ATM to destroy the evidence. Superintendent of Police (SP) Rakesh Ola visited the spot in the morning and launched probe.“They transported the machine towards Jalalkheda where the vehicle was captured in a CCTV footage,” said a police official. The theft occurred at 2 am. The accused have used a Mahindra Pick up jeep to carry the ATM machine. SP Ola informed that Rs 23 lakh were filled in the ATM on Friday.
The officials are suspecting the involvement of a gang from Mewat of Haryana. The gang had targeted ATMs in neighbouring Wardha district in the year 2015. According to SP Ola, the ATM was not affixed with concrete and just kept on the floor.
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