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Businessman held in Rohini, learned to plan ATM heist from internet

delhi Updated: Apr 08, 2012 00:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Chander Bhan

He holds a post graduate degree in commerce though Chander Bhan proved he could be equally talented when it comes to planning a heist. But for the alertness of two beat constables, Bhan pulled off a perfect ATM theft at Rohini.

Bhan's account books were in the red after he suffered losses in business, so he hatched a plan to steal money from the ATM. Acting like a true professional, Bhan learned the nitty-gritty of the act over Internet. He researched the topic on the net and planned the robbery.

He arrived at the Axis Bank ATM, situated in Sector 6, in style. He drove his high-end sedan, a Honda Accord, to the place and parked it. He could have had the situation inside under control but two cops on patrolling duty noticed his car.

It was 5am on Saturday and when the cops further enquired they saw the shutter of the ATM pulled down to half and lights put out.

When they entered the ATM, they found a man wearing a cap fitted with LED light and face covered with a cloth. It was Bhan. The outer body of the ATM was already broken and Bhan was busy undoing the cash box of the ATM. The two cops immediately apprehended him. During interrogation Bhan, a native of Mathura, told the police that he had a plastics business and had suffered huge losses.

"He was finding it difficult to maintain his lavish life style and decided to rob an ATM," BS Jaiswal, DCP (outer) said.

"He made intensive preparation and to start with he watched crime investigation-related programmes on the Discovery Channel. Through such programmes, he learned how police conducts investigation and collect clues from the scene of crime," Jaiswal said.

Bhan purchased a latest tool kit, including screw driver, crow bar, cutter, mini gas cutter, mini torch, a toy pistol and medical tapes to cover finger tips.

"He fitted his cap with LED light, which was powered by a battery on back of the cap. He designed a circuit with silicon chips concealed inside the cap," Jaiswal added.