Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police cracked ATM loot incident in Bhubaneswar with arrest of two accused persons including a Bangladesh national.
Two accused persons involved in uproot and loot of ATM in Lingipur area on outskirts of the capital city were nabbed from Bengaluru. Of them one is from Bangladesh and another is a resident of Kolkata, informed Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi.
Based on CCTV footage and inputs from SARAI, a mobile application, a team of Commissionerate Police traced whereabouts of the ATM looters and apprehended two of them in Karnataka capital.
Addressing a presser today, Priyadarshi said that similar kind of crime had taken place outside Odisha earlier. Following proper investigation and complete analysis of the case, the Commissionerate Police had launched a operation named ‘Mission Impossible’ and managed to crack the case by arresting two accused persons in Begaluru.
“On October 23, 2021, Delhi Police had arrested a few criminals in connection with an ATM loot incident in Goa. We came to know about track records of those criminals, who were from Bangladesh. Based of CCTV footages and SARAI App, we were confirmed that there were five Bangladesh nationals involved in the Lingipur ATM loot case and all the accused persons were absconding. During the investigation, we traced that they had visited Andhra Pradesh and later moved to Bengaluru.”
“A team of Commissionerate Police led by ACP Sanjeev Satpathy was sent to Bengaluru to nab the culprits. Based on inputs available with them, the team started searching for those criminals in the city. Over 30 hotels came under scanner in Bengaluru and with help of the city police, they managed to nab two key accused. The operation is underway to nab other four Bangladesh nationals to reach the logical conclusion in the case,” he added.
Worth mentioning, miscreants had uprooted an ATM and later decamped with lakhs of rupees from it in Indira Housing Colony from Sisupalgarh area in Lingipur in wee hours of April 5. They barged into the kiosk of State Bank of India (SBI) and destroyed the CCTV installed inside it. They fled with the cash dispensing machine weighing around 3 quintal. Later, police found the teller machine abandoned in an isolated place, few metres away from the kiosk.