Cash van found, police announce Rs 50,000 reward
Delhi Police on Saturday released photographs of the gunman and driver of a private security agency who went missing with around R68.5 lakh in a cash van on Friday. Having no leads in the case, the police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000.delhi Updated: Jan 29, 2011 23:54 IST
Delhi Police on Saturday released photographs of the gunman and driver of a private security agency who went missing with around Rs 68.5 lakh in a cash van on Friday. Having no leads in the case, the police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000.
Driver Ram Kumar and gunman Sanjeev Kumar had fled with the cash van from Alaknanda in Southeast Delhi on Friday afternoon. The police found the van in Faridabad on Saturday morning.
Police said the two accused had disconnected the Global Positioning System installed in the van to avoid detected after they fled from Alaknanda yesterday. The accused worked for Scientific Security Management Private Limited, one of the security agencies that transfers money from banks to ATMs.
The police have also said they have managed to get leads in the case and raids have been conducted in different areas of the city as well as in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Haryana.
The police said the accused had planned the heist much earlier and had also meticulously planned their escape.
"All the documents provided by the duo were fake. They had given a Delhi address, which was found to be fake. The permanent addresses they gave were also incorrect. The driving licence and arms licence they produced were also fake," added the officer.
The police said the accused had given addresses of Meerut and Etah, both in UP, as their permanent addresses but the police could not find any such address in these localities. The mobile number they gave for references were also found fake.
The police have begun questioning the private security agency to find out why a proper background check of the two accused wasn't conducted.
Ram Kumar, a resident of Mahipalpur, and Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Kotla Mubarakpur, were waiting outside the HDFC Bank ATM in the market at 3.15pm on Thursday when custodians Rajesh and Suresh went to the ATM to deposit some cash.
After sometime they went missing with the van.