Driver flees with ATM refill van carrying Rs 57 lakh cash in Odisha

Nuapada: A driver of a vehicle carrying cash worth around Rs 57 lakh that was meant to be refilled at bank ATM machines went missing in Khariar area of Nuapada district today afternoon. But, the Khariar Police later seized the vehicle at Bharuakani after tracing it.

A senior police official said the probe is on to find out how much cash was left out in the van. The driver left behind the vehicle at Bharuakani and fled the spot.

Initial investigation shows around Rs 57 lakh was being carried in the vehicle, the police official added.

As per reports, two employees of the cash refilling company, a security guard and driver in the vehicle started their journey from a Khariar bank to ATMs in the area. While the two employees went inside an ATM kiosk to refill cash and the security guard was standing outside, the driver fled along with the cash box kept in the vehicle.

On basis of a complaint filed by the two employees, the police launched an investigation and traced the vehicle. To arrest the absconding driver, the police sealed the main roads and have been frisking vehicles, the police official informed.

The bank manager also lodged a complaint on the matter at the Khariar police station.

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