BHOPAL: The Jabalpur police have busted an interstate gang of Uttar Pradesh targeting ATMs and arrested three members on Wednesday. One of the accused is a BTech student and expert in breaking into ATM. The robbers targeted ATMs of a particular company.
The SP Jabalpur Siddharth Bahuguna informed that the gang of three were targeting the ATMs for the last three years they had executed their crime in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, West Bengal and MP but their crime never came to light. The accused have been identified as Vijay Yadav 25, Gagan Katiyar 25 and Ajit Kumar 40, all residents of different districts of UP.
Yadav is a BTech student and he is an expert in breaking into ATMs of a particular company. With the help of a screwdriver and pincer he used to take out money from the ATMs. The SP said that in the primary investigations it has come to fore that in the last three years transactions of Rs 45 lakh was carried out in two of their accounts. Their other accounts are still to be examined, he added.
Sharing the details, the SP informed that on June 1 morning, when the accused were trying to break into an ATM when the company official Mahendra Bathre got an SMS that the ATM of Sanjivnagar, Jabalpur was malfunctioning.
Mahendra received the message when he was on his morning walk with his Vijay Sahu and the two were very near to the ATM with reported malfunctioning. Mahendra decided to go and check the machine. When Mahendra reached the ATM, he spotted a man, later identified as Vijay Yadav, trying to take out the cash from the ATM.
Mahendra tried to stop Yadav but he fled away from the spot in a car. The matter was reported to the police. Police laid a trap and arrested Yadav on June 3.
The SP added that after taking police remand from the Court the police formed a team and raided various places in UP and arrested his two accomplices and brought them to Jabalpur on Wednesday.