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Miscreants break open ATM kiosk, flee with Rs 2.23 lakh in Jalandhar

Fingerprint experts were called to collect the evidence.  

punjab Updated: Aug 09, 2017 15:05 IST
HT Correspondent
The accused sprayed black paint on the CCTV cameras to block the view.
The accused sprayed black paint on the CCTV cameras to block the view. (HT Photo)

Unidentified miscreants broke into an unguarded Punjab and Sind Bank ATM kiosk in Bhogpur in the wee hours of Tuesday.

They fled with Rs 2.23 lakh after breaking open the machine with gas cutters. The incident came to light after bank officials opened the kiosk in the morning. The accused sprayed black paint on the CCTV cameras to block the view. After getting information, senior police officials including superintendent of police (SP) (investigation) Balkar Singh, deputy SP (headquarters) BIS Kahlon, crime investigation agency (CIA) staff head Harinder Singh reached the spot and started a probe. 

Fingerprint experts were called to collect the evidence.  

SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said, “As per bank officials, the ATM was non-functional and even CCTV cameras were not working. We have got vital clues about the robbers, they will be arrested soon.”  “It is surprising that ATM was not functioning since July 28 and still the cash was loaded in Kiosk,” SSP added.  On April 29, an unguarded Canara Bank ATM kiosk in Behram Srishta village of Bhogpur was targeted and criminals fled with ₹54,000 cash after breaking open the machine with gas cutters.