Cash van driver flees with Rs 1.37 crore in Bengaluru

The cash in the form of Rs 2,000 new notes and Rs 100 notes were part of the amount the logistics firm (Logi-Cash) collected from two other banks in the city earlier in the day.

By: IANS | Bengaluru | Published:November 24, 2016 9:47 am
cash-van-759 The cash in the form of Rs 2,000 new notes and Rs 100 notes were part of the amount the logistics firm (Logi-Cash) collected from two other banks in the city earlier in the day. (PTI photo)

Giving a slip to the security guard and two bank employees, a contract driver of a logistics firm fled with Rs 1.37 crore in cash in a van from a busy road in the city centre on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred between 2-3 pm when the accused Domnic, 45, drove away with the cash and vanished after the two employees went inside Bank of India’s K.G. Road branch, while the guard got down from the vehicle to attend nature’s call, Deputy Commissioner of Police M.N. Anucheth told reporters.

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The cash in the form of Rs 2,000 new notes and Rs 100 notes were part of the amount the logistics firm (Logi-Cash) collected from two other banks in the city earlier in the day.

“We have formed four teams to trace the driver who appears to have planned well in advance the act and the route he took to disappear. We have some leads from the footage of CCTV cameras in the vicinity and eye-witness account,” noted Anucheth.

On a complaint by the logistics agency, which deposits cash in ATMs or collects it from banks across the city, police registered a first information report (FIR) under section 381 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Upperpet police station in the city’s central business district.

“We hope to crack the case soon as we have alerted all police stations in the city and stepped up patrolling vigil on border check-posts towards Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu,” asserted Anucheth.

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    PahadiMundu
    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:43 am
    Wrong news, no one can flee in bangalore, so much traffic , walking is faster than driving.
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      ashok s
      Nov 24, 2016 at 4:26 am
      Now that white money has become black money. How many such incidence will follow.
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        Avinash
        Nov 24, 2016 at 7:01 am
        If Govt wanted to set things right, they would have started with big fishes.lt;br/gt;The driver is taking lessons from big guns - none can touch them...urappa is a free soul...
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          Brahm Gaur
          Nov 24, 2016 at 6:12 am
          What an ic comment? The government is trying to set the things right and all secular can do is complain. Their loot money has turned into dust.
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            Vihari Naidu
            Nov 24, 2016 at 4:51 am
            I guess he couldn't wait in long lines for days and days and took this wrong step.
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              RR
              Nov 24, 2016 at 5:19 am
              He will b caught soon. Don't worry. In such cash starved nation only a fool wld do that.
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                ProdyotPran
                Nov 24, 2016 at 6:14 am
                Greed and idiocy are conjoined twins.lt;br/gt;Both resided and grew in him.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Where will he run to?lt;br/gt;How long before he is nabbed?lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Poor chap, was blinded by the boxes he ferried each day only to lose his source of steady income for life.
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                  terimaakabhosda
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 7:51 am
                  Stupids who are supporting demonitization and arguing that you can withdraw your money should understand that Modi has placed curbs on withdrawals and is also in the process of issuing orders on bank withdrawals so indians do not withdraw all that was deposited....the real reason for demonetization was not to end corruption, black money, counterfeit notes, etc but to capitalized banks and banks liquidity position was bleak and was in no position to further make loans to Adani, Ambani and Modi capitalist friends at lower interest rates...hence this drama..
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