An ATM of the Union Bank of India weighing 460 kg with Rs 1,67,600 was stolen at a village 340 km east of Bhopal in the early hours of Sunday.
This is first case of an ATM (automatic teller machine) being stolen in Madhya Pradesh.
The branch is located in village Bilha-Mirganj on the Jabalpur-Bhopal segment of National Highway 12.
A sweeper found security guard Mangal Rajak, who was on night duty at the ATM room adjacent to the bank, unconscious on
Sunday morning, Jabalpur Superintendent of Police (SP) A.K. Singh said.
The ATM’s satellite link was disconnected at around 2.30 am on Sunday, Singh said.
Prima facie, the thieves offered drinks laced with drugs to the security guard, who became unconscious on consumption, the SP said.