UP’s Ghaziabad Police Bust Gang Looting ATMs Using Gas-Cutters
The gang was operating in Delhi-NCR and nearby states. They used gas welding equipment to rob ATMs. The Ghaziabad Police chased the kingpin.
Three alleged criminals, including the kingpin, involved in ATM robberies were arrested by the police following an encounter in Ghaziabad’s Kavi Nagar area, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani. She said that the gang members were involved in several ATM robberies in Near Capital Region (NCR) and even other states. “The gang was operating in Delhi-NCR and nearby states. They used gas welding equipment to rob ATMs. The police chased the kingpin, Kamruddin, based on information received from sources, along with two of his accomplices.
They opened fire on the police team. In retaliatory firing by the police team, two of them including the kingpin were injured and taken to a hospital. Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad said that police team has recovered Rs 40,000, a gas cylinder, gas cutter, country-made revolvers, attires used by them during robberies, black paint used to disable CCTV cameras from the robbers. He added that the gang used to operate in places as far as Rajasthan, Gujarat, and even some southern states. Naithani also said that the arrested individuals have confessed to robbing an ATM in the Indirapuram area, Ghaziabad, earlier last month. Further investigation is underway.
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