ATM robbery gang busted, 4 held after encounter

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ATM robbery gang busted, 4 held after encounter

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | GURUGRAM

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Haryana police on Thursday night arrested four members of an inter-State gang involved in ATM theft from village Harsaru after a brief exchange of fire. The four other members of the gang escaped successfully.

According to the STF, the arrested accuseds were involved in 14 cases of murder, loot and dacoity which they had committed in seven different States. The probe team suspects that the culprits could be involved in more than 100 of such cases.

Following a tip-off, Inspector Dr Sunil Kumar of the STF nabbed the accused from the Harsaru village in Gurugram. The accused has been identified as Sarfaraz, Ismu Deen and Azaad of Nuh district in Haryana and Irfaan hail from Rajasthan.

“The members of the gang theft several ATM kiosk and committed the crime in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Telangana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. They were declared proclaimed offenders most of the cases.

Delhi police had imposed under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime (MCOCA) Act on the culprits,” STF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Satheesh Balan said.

“They used a gas cutter to melt the ATM machine and withdraw the money,” Balan said. The accused were produced before the court on Friday which sent them three days police remand.

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