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Two held for theft of ATM in Panchkula

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Panchkula, August 21, 2014
First Published: 11:45 IST(21/8/2014) | Last Updated: 11:48 IST(21/8/2014)

The police arrested two persons in connection with a major theft at Chandimadir earlier this year, when an ATM machine was stolen , on Tuesday. With these arrests, the police claimed they solved the case.

On April 30, some persons took away the machine containing nearly Rs. 16 lakh from an SBI ATM.

Om Prakash, a resident of Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Sonu, a resident of Dadua (Chandigarh), were arrested and produced before a local court on Wednesday and have been remanded to a five-day police custody.

The police claimed that Om Prakash, who worked as a security guard at Axis bank in Sector 5, Panchkula, and his accomplices, believed to be around four, used a Maruti car to carry away the machine.

The ATM had no guard posted outside despite the fact that the lock to the ATM was found broken a month before the incident.

The suspects were easily able to take away the machine as it was not embedded to the ground.  The CCTV footage, which was found in a hard disk inisde the machine, could also not be retrieved.

The car used was also recovered from their possession. The ATM was inaugurated three-and-a-half months before the incident.

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