An ATM in Pune’s Chakan was blown up by using an unidentified explosive on Wednesday morning, said police. A private company responsible for refilling cash in the ATM claimed over ₹ 25 lakh were stolen. However, police said they were yet to ascertain the value of the stolen currency.
‘The ATM was [owned by] a private company. They are pulling [out] data about the balance in the ATM after the last transaction. The company had not installed CCTV inside the ATM. The explosive was tied to the machine,’ a police officer said on condition of anonymity.
The police are in the process of identifying the explosive used to blow up the machine. The explosion had sent the doors of the cabin housing the ATM flying. Currency notes of multiple denominations were found strewn inside the cabin, said a police official who visited the spot.
A case was registered at Mahalunge police outpost under Chakan police station.