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ATM cash custodian, accomplice arrested; Rs. 26,74,600 recovered

GREAT JOB:The Nalgonda Two Town police displaying the recovered cash after solving the ICICI Bank ATM robbery, in Nalgonda on Thursday.— Photo: Singam Venkataramana
GREAT JOB:The Nalgonda Two Town police displaying the recovered cash after solving the ICICI Bank ATM robbery, in Nalgonda on Thursday.— Photo: Singam Venkataramana

The Nalgonda Two Town Police on Thursday solved the sensational ICICI Bank ATM theft case within two days and recovered Rs.26,74,600 of the Rs.26,90,900 after arresting two persons, including ATM cash custodian Anaganti Ramalinga Swamy (23), who knew the process of opening it.

Superintendent of Police Navin Gulati, who produced Swamy and his friend, Vuyyala Mallesh, both belonging to Urumadla village of Chityal mandal, said the duo committed the theft to meet their lavish lifestyle.

As planned, on the night of November 12, Swamy opened the ATM machine door with a key, which he claimed was lost about 15 days ago, and typed the password, known to him.

While Mallesh kept guard on his motorcycle, he lifted four cash cassettes containing cash, kept them in a bag and fled to Urumadla.

Swamy hid the cash in his house, after throwing the cassettes in an old agricultural well.

The SP praised the good work done by CI T. Manohar Reddy, SIs K. Srinivas and Md. Masiuddin, besides their staff.

7 held, cigarette

cartons seized

Dr. Gulati also announced the arrest by the CCS police of a seven-member gang and recovery of 60 cartons of ITC cigarettes worth Rs.30 lakh at Thupranpet check post, under the Choutuppal police limits. The police recovered an auto trolley used by the offenders.

The arrested persons were indentified as Ballem Madhu (22), Mora Srisailam (21), Udugundla Vittal (22), Male Venugopal Reddy (30), Budipaka Anjaiah (20), Jikkadi Rakesh Reddy (22), Erupula Yadagiri (20). Srisailam, Rakesh Reddy and Yadagiri are students. Ballem Yadagiri (22) is absconding. They belong to Chandur, Chintapally, Marriguda and Nampally. Madhu and Yadagiri are brothers. Venugopal Reddy, employed in ITC, provided information leading to the loot of cartons from a DCM van on October 17 this year.

The SP said the gang was involved in the robbery of 30 cigarette cartons at Yerragondapalem in Prakasam district on October 13 last year.


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