Guard, van driver steal Rs68 lakh

It is a plot straight out of a Hollywood flick. Without even firing a single bullet shot, a van driver and a security gunman managed to escape with Rs68.5 lakh, an amount that was meant for various ATM booths across the city.
HT Image
HT Image
Updated on Jan 28, 2011 11:13 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

It is a plot straight out of a Hollywood flick. Without even firing a single bullet shot, a van driver and a security gunman managed to escape with Rs68.5 lakh, an amount that was meant for various ATM booths across the city. The two accused fled with the money without letting anyone know. The police have not been able to track them as well.

The incident occurred in Southeast Delhi on Friday evening. According to police, the accused even managed to disarm the Global Positioning System as well. The police said that the accused worked for a security company called Scientific Security Management Private Limited.

Gun left behind
The incident occurred in Alaknanda area in Southeast Delhi when the accused and two custodians went to replenish the HDFC bank ATM in the market around 3.15 pm.

The police said the accused have been identified as Ram Kumar, the driver of the cash van who is a resident of Mahipalpur, and Sanjeev Kumar, the gunman who is a resident of Kotla Mubarakpur. The police said both the accused are in their late 40s. They went with two custodians Rajesh Kumar and Suresh Kumar. Custodians keep an account of the cash that is being filled into ATMs.

"Like every other day the four went to replenish various ATMs. Their first stop was Alaknanda market. Rajesh and Suresh went to the ATM to deposit the cash. While they were refilling the ATM, Sanjeev walked up to them and said he and Ram were going out to eat," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The police said Sanjeev left his double barrel .12 bore rifle with the custodians and went from the spot. When they came out the two found that the accused had fled from the spot. The accused vanished with around Rs67.50 lakh in cash.

GPS Tracker fails:
The police said they were informed about the incident two hours late. They added that for the first two hours, the security company tried to trace the cash van on their own. "We believe that the accused found a way to disable the GPS tracker. We have formed teams to probe the matter," added the officer.

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • A water-logged street at Nayagaon in Chandigarh after the showers on Wednesday morning. (Keshav Singh/HT)

    Pre-monsoon showers cool down Chandigarh

    Chandigarh and its adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali received the much-awaited pre-monsoon showers on Wednesday morning that brought a significant drop in the mercury and relief from the sweltering heat. According to the India Meteorological Department, rain is forecast with the onset of monsoon by July 1 when the entire region will be covered. In Chandigarh, the night temperature was 28 degrees, a 3.4 degree fall in the past 24 hours.

  • KPCC President DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)

    Not aware of ED chargesheet's contents, says Karnataka Cong chief DK Shivakumar

    Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar, who is slated to appear before a Delhi court later this week in connection with a money laundering case, on Tuesday said Shivakumar is not aware about the contents of Enforcement Directorate's charge sheet against him and is yet to receive a copy of it. A Delhi court last month summoned him and others in a money laundering case registered against him in 2018.

  • Karnataka saw over 900 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours and also recorded one death on Tuesday. (Representative image)

    Bengaluru logs 887 Covid cases; health dept says positives include backlog cases

    Bengaluru logged 887 of Karnataka's 968 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, compared to 592 (of 617 in the state) the day before. The health department said Tuesday's positives included backlog cases which could not be ported from Indian Council for Medical Research database due to a technical glitch. Data indicated that 337 people were declared to have recovered from Covid in the state, of whom 293 were from Bengaluru.

  • A screengrab from the video uploaded by ANI.

    Deserted streets, downed shutters as Udaipur remains on edge | Watch

    Streets wore a deserted look and shops remained closed amid eerie calm in Udaipur on Wednesday, the first morning after a man was beheaded for supporting former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who was suspended from the party earlier this month for her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.

  • Preliminary findings by police stated that the crane used to ferry construction materials malfunctioned. (Representative image)

    Four killed after tower crane collapse in Navi Mumbai, 2 others critical

    In a tragic incident, four persons including two labourers, one crane operator and a car driver, died due to a crane accident Navi Mumbai on Tuesday evening. They working at an under construction site of City and Industrial Development Corporation's Taloja phase 2 project in Navi Mumbai The accident occurred after the tower crane used to transport construction materials atop Taloja collapsed from the 14th floor and landed on them.

Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, June 29, 2022