Burglars stole ₹39.80 lakh money from the currency chest at an ATM sales space at Khurdahi Bazaar locality on the busy Sultanpur street beneath Sushant Golf Metropolis police station in Lucknow, stated police officers.
They stated the incident came about on the intervening evening of Monday and Tuesday.
Regardless of an emergency alert despatched to the safety management room of the company which is managing the ATM sales space, the safety supervisor ignored the alert, stated police officers.
Sharing particulars concerning the incident, Lucknow deputy commissioner of police (DCP), South, Vineet Jaiswal stated the safety employees knowledgeable the Sushant Golf Metropolis police station at round 1 pm on Tuesday that some unidentified folks had damaged the currency chest and stolen the money.
He stated throughout investigation, it was discovered that the burglars got here in a luxurious automobile and parked it on the other of the street. They threw ink on the CCTV digital camera on the ATM earlier than breaking the currency chest.
He stated the burglars used the fuel cutter to interrupt the currency chest and simply walked away with the money. He stated the alert was generated to the safety management room of the company when the burglars tried to tamper with the ATM machine, and the management room had despatched the alert to the native safety supervisor by means of a name to examine the difficulty.
He stated the safety supervisor, nevertheless, remained negligent for a number of hours and got here to know concerning the theft almost 10 hours after the incident after which knowledgeable the police.
He stated the police had been investigating the case in addition to the lapses by the safety employees.
One other police official stated major investigation revealed the burglars had completed correct recce of the ATM sales space which is situated within the centre of Khurdahi Bazaar, nevertheless it stays abandoned through the evening hours. He stated the sales space is on the freeway however it’s powerful to find by commuters and it was largely utilized by locals to withdraw cash. He stated the burglars spent sufficient time contained in the sales space and one of their associates waited within the parked automobile.