RAYAGADA: Two employees of SIS Cash Services Pvt Ltd of Rayagada were arrested on charges of financial misappropriation during replenishing ATMs of different banks in Rayagada. The arrested are Prabhat Kumar Panda of Bandhugaon village under Koraput district and Uma Sankar Aljing of Hajaridang village under Bissamcuttak police limits of Rayagada district. They had embezzled more than `42 lakh cash from different ATMS of Rayagada and JKpur.
Police said, they swindled `22 lakh from Bank of India ATM at block office road followed by `17.75 lakh from SBI ATM of JKpur and `2.55 lakh from Indira Nagar ATM of IOB.
After declaration of ban of high value currency notes by the Centre, SIS agency found deficiency in replenished amounts and lodged an FIR at Rayagada police station.
IIC Rabindra Kumar Patra said police is trying to ascertain the involvement of other persons in the fraud and the two have been sent to judicial custody. Police also recovered ` 5 lakh from their possession. The duo has been involved in the illegal practice since 2014 and the matter came to the fore only after this incident.
The two are operating seven ATMs with their high security codes. ATM Executive of SIS Cash Service Pvt Ltd, Saroj Kumar Sahu has lodged an FIR against the two.