Security Guard Held For Stealing ATM Cash

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Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have solved an ATM theft case by recovering the stolen cash from a security guard in Bemina area of the city outskirts.

On November 27, the Branch Manager J&K Bank Khumani Chowk Bemina reported to police that an amount of over Rs 9 lakh was missing from the ATM, a police spokesperson said. Accordingly, police filed a case FIR No. 258/2020 U/S 380 IPC Police Station Parimpora and took up investigations in this case.

During the course of investigation, the police spokesperson said, the scene of crime was minutely examined and it was found that ATM Machine was locked as usual without any mark of damage to it.

“It also surfaced that cash of the ATM Machine has been stolen by using the code of the machine, which raised suspicion that the theft has been carried out by the person having knowledge of the affairs of the bank code and other procedures related to opening and closing of ATM,” he said.

“During investigation all the persons having acquaintance have been put to the sustained questioning and finally the bank security guard Javaid Ahmad Malla was zeroed down and put to sustained questioning,” he added.

The police spokesperson further said that during questioning, Malla confessed to the crime and on his disclosure a cash of Rs 8,90,600 has been recovered from the attic of the bank building.

“The accused has been arrested in the instant case,” he added.

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