VIJAYAWADA: Was the July 12 the job of an inter-state gang? Sources from the police department are of the opinion that it could be the handiwork of a gang from Uttar Pradesh. The offenders used debit cards to withdraw cash from the cash dispensing machine at Bharanipuram. The police have identified two accounts of a bank in Uttar Pradesh. “A team has been dispatched to UP to nab the culprits,” said Bhavanipuram inspector K.Srinivasa Rao.
The miscreants withdrew Rs 72,000 in eight intervals each of Rs 9,000 from the ATM. The transaction took place in a span of 40 minutes and was recorded in CCTV footage. Recently, the city police announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for providing valuable information about five persons, who were involved in the ATM robbery case.
Arrest of ATM offender
The city police on Friday arrested a person who allegedly tried to break the ATM of Andhra Bank located at Bhagath Singh Nagar on the intervening night of Wednesday. The police said they received information that somebody tried to break the ATM machine. After receiving the information, the police thought they had missed him on Wednesday night. However, using the CCTV footage, the cops held a search operation with images of accused and detained the culprit in 24 hours.
Body of techie found at Prakasam barrage
The body of a 27-year-old techie, who went missing on August 7 in Mumbai, was found at the Prakasam barrage here on Friday. The police identified the deceased as Silvent Somkantle, a software engineer, as they found his Aadhaar card in the wallet. Subsequently, the police contacted the Mumbai police and learnt that a missing case was filed on August 7 at the Warsi police station in Mumbai. According to sources, on August 9, the missing person had reportedly sent a message to his friend saying somebody had kidnapped him. After three days, his body was found in Prakasam barrage. The police registered a suspicious death case under Section 174 of Cr.P.C, and investigation is on.