Police solves ATM theft

Security guard held, `21,00,000 recovered


Srinagar July 17: With the arrest of a person and recovery of stolen money, police has solved an ATM burglary case in the City.
 A police spokesman in a statement said police arrested a security guard for breaking open an ATM at Durganag area and decamping with Rs 21,55,600.
 Police said on July 15, the manager of State Bank of India (SBI) Branch Boulevard Peerzada Muzaffar Hussain reported to police station Ram Munshi Bagh, Srinagar regarding theft in the ATM at Batra Petrol Pump, Dalgate, Srinagar.
 He complained that cash worth Rs 23,19,400 has been stolen by some unidentified burglars. Police registered a case vide FIR number 108/2013 under section 457, 380 RPC and launched investigation. “During course of investigation, bank employees, ATM engineer and ATM security guards were questioned,” the police said.
 The case was supervised by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Central Kashmir, Syed Afadul Mujtaba and Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari.
 Police said a security guard Syed Ishfaq son of Syed Abdul Gani of Budgam was put to sustained questioning.
 “He confessed to the commissioning of crime and revealed that he was planning for it for the last 15 days and managed access to the password being used by bank employees at the time of replenishing of cash. On his instance Rs 21,55,600 were recovered from the lawn of his house situated at Ohangam, Beerwah, Budgam,” the police spokesman  said.
 DIG Syed Afadul Mujtaba, who during his stint as SSP Srinagar solved many high-profile crimes including murder of businessmen Nazir Mahajan, said police worked round-the-clock to solve the ATM theft.
 “Investigations pointed towards involvement of the guard into the theft. While on leave, he committed the theft and faked visit to (New) Delhi by air. During sustained questioning, he confessed his crime and led police to recovery of the stolen cash,” the DIG said.
 “We are committed to serve people and ensure protection of their life and property,” the DIG added.
 Meanwhile, the staffers of SBI Branch Boulevard have appreciated the endeavor of DIG Syed Afadul Mujtaba, SSP Srinagar SAH Bukhari, SHO police station Ram Munshi Bagh Nazir Ahmad and his subordinates for solving the case in a record time.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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