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Athgarh ATM Van Loot : Police nabbed three miscreants, recovered Rs 1crore 5 lakhs

 Dhenkanal,FASTMAIL - :Dhenkanal police have arrested three looteras and seized four firearms and a vehicle used in the robbery, in connection with the robbery of Rs 1.29 crore from an ATM vehicle in Athagarh area.

 Miscreants reportedly took away the ATM van along with Rs1crore 29 lakh that was inside a box inside the vehicle from Khuntakata in Athgarh area of Cuttack district on Monday at about 1.30pm.

 As per reports, miscreants took away the ATM van with which cash money is shifted to be deposited in ATM machines, in Athgarh area today. It was said that there was Rs 1crore.50  lakh inside a box in the said van which the miscreants allegedly looted.

 After depositing 21lakhs at different ATMS there were 1.29 crore rupees in the box,according to sources.

 According to police, at around 1.30pm today,  while the staff of the ATM Van was taking their launch near a dhaba at Khuntakata in Athgarh area four robbers snatched the key from them at gunpoint and they fled from there with the Van  carrying cash of around Rs 1.29 crore .

  At gunpoint, the four robbers looted the van and took the Van to  Saptasajya area and near a  petrol pump there looted the cash box and they fled from there leaving the ATYM van.

 Getting a tip-off, Dhenkanal police started checking at different points of Dhenkanal district.Police chased the robbers who were fleeing towards Kamakhyanagar area.



 Police with the help of villagers near Bhojadeipur under Dhenkanal sadar police station,they were able to nab three of the robbers besides recovering  Rs 1.5 crore looted money.Rest of the amount of 24 lakhs couldn’t get back as the fourth robber  fled the spot with the rest of the money.

 A total of Rs 1.29 crore was looted while police were able to seize  Rs 1.5 crore from them. After the incident, Central IG Narasingha Bhol reached the spot and started investigation.

 Central IG Narasingha Bhola said,”The looters looted the ATM Van in Athagarh area today  and leaving the vehicle near Saptasajya petrol pump they fled from there.While police were chasing the robbers, they turned up towards kamakhyanagar Bhojdeipur area under Dhenkanal sadar police station and from there they were trying to flee with the looted money.But the police  apprehended them and seize  1crore 5 lakhs rupees.The fourth robber fled with the rest of the amount”.

 The lG said that the looters are from Athgarh,Nayagarh and kandhamal areas.We have recovered four firearms. A police team is conducting raids to nab the fourth criminal.A scientific team has been pressed into investigating the incident. 

The IG told ,”Hard core criminals are involved in this racket.I think the criminals had planned earlier to loot the cash.we are investigating into the incident.We are investigating into the matter.Details can be ascertained after completion of the inquiry”.

 Bhola said that the police officers will be rewarded for their sincerity and movement at the right time for which the crime today detected recovered the bg cash from their possession. They will be rewarded for their bravery , the IG said.He thanked the villagers who helped the police to nab the culprits,IG added.

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