Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 25
The police claimed to have busted a gang involved in ATM thefts with the arrest of its four members. The robbers were nabbed from Amritsar by special teams constituted by the Jalandhar rural police.
The accused have been identified as Daljit SIngh alias Sonu (40) a resident of Teki vala Mohalla, Harike Pattan, Tarn Taran; Charanjeet Singh alias Nand (32), a resident of Taran Taran; Savinder Singh alias Titu (46), a resident of Guru Nanakpura, Amritsar; and Jaspal Singh alias Bagga (38), a resident of Dashmesh Nagar, Amritsar.
Naveen Singla, SSP (Rural), Jalandhar, said the gang was on the police radar after the robbers looted a local State Bank of India ATM at the Daroli Kalan village in Jalandhar by breaking the lock and the ATM machine using gas cutters on August 21. They looted Rs 6,44,100 from the machine.
An FIR in this regard was lodged at the Adampur police station on August 21 under Sections 457, 380 and 327 of the IPC. The SSP said the police have recovered cash of Rs 3,88,000, a Swift Desire car (PB-01-A-0721), Ertiga car (PB02-CB-1734) and a gas cutter from them.
The SSP said, “The robbers were traced to Amritsar with the help of CCTV footage and human intelligence. They were involved in several robberies in the past. A total of five teams were constituted which worked day and night to crack the case.”
The gang have previously robbed an ATM at Sidhwa village in Gurdaspur where they looted Rs 2,36,000; an ATM at Dala village in Moga where they looted Rs 2,12,000 and also attempted to loot an ATM at Pathankot Chowk, Jalandhar, but were unsuccessful.
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