ATM with Rs 3.68L looted

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/6/2018 11:44:30 AM Front Page

KATHUA:An ATM, loaded with over Rs 3.68 lakh cash, was stolen Wednesday early morning in Kathua district by some unknown burglars.

In an audacious attempt, these burglars marked their presence at ChannArorian, falling under the jurisdiction of Rajbagh Police and stole the cash box from ATM belonging to SBI Bank.

According to local villager K R Raina they came to know regarding the incidence when they were doing morning walk, following this they informed police.

In this regard SHO Rajbagh Amit Sangra told that a group of unidentified burglars during wee hours of Wednesday looted an ATM of SBI Bank in ChannArorian area.

The burglars had totally smashed the ATM and had carried away the cash box, which according to bank officials was Rs 3.68 Lakhs.

The burglars took the ChhanRorian village route along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in early hours of Wednesday and decamped with the ATM, Sangra said.

“State Bank of Indian (SBI) officials told police that an amount of Rs 3,68,400 was in the machine.,” he said.

SHO further said that we are going through the video footage of CCTV but until now they had got nothing positive.

He said that police is investigating the case and soon the culprits will be behind the bars.

In another case, two persons were arrested Tuesday for damaging an ATM after they tried to loot the cash in it.

They entered the SBI ATM at Janipur in Jammu city on the intervening night of November 30 and December 1 and attempted to take away cash by damaging the machine.

Following this a case was registered and investigation was started, a police spokesman said.
The two accused, identified as Ayush Sharma of Janipur and Rishav Gupta of Rehari, were then arrested, he said.

The duo were further being questioned, police said, adding possibility of their involvement in other cases of burglary could not be ruled out.

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