Police have identified six criminals previously involved in the ATM thefts cases in the city,who will be questioned in connection with Mondays ATM theft case in Chandimandir in which nearly Rs 15 lakh was stolen by some unidentified persons.
According to police officials,while they have started the questioning of the officials of the company which was involved in managing the ATM,they also point out that six people involved in different ATM theft cases previously in the city will be questioned,to yield some clues. Commissioner of Police,Panchkula-Ambala range,Rajbir Deswal,said that he suspects the involvement of at least eight thieves in yesterdays ATM theft case. The ATM machine weighed over 400 kg and it is not the handiwork of one person. The entire thing was planned very meticulously and at least eight people are involved in the theft case, he said.
According to police officials,late on Monday night,some unidentified persons broke the ATM at Chunnabhatti area of Chandimandir and took it away. Cash of over Rs 15 lakh was looted with the ATM and the thieves also took away the hard-disk of the CCTV footage with them after they had sealed the CCTV camera at the ATM booth with a cello-tape.
Deswal also added that the police will also try and get the details of the CCTV footage of the nearby toll plaza on the Kalka-Shimla highway to find out the involvement of the accused in the case. We have constituted special squads which will investigate the case and we hope to achieve a breakthrough soon, said Deswal. Squads have been formed which are investigating the case, he said.