From a Correspondent
JORHAT, Nov 21: A team of Pulibor Police led by IC Hrishikesh Hazarika on November 20 maged to arrest two robbers from the Six Mile area of Guwahati under Panjabari Police Station in connection with the robbery of an Allahabad Bank ATM placed in the Dhekorgorha area of Jorhat under Pulibor Outpost.
The arrested persons have been identified as Nilanzon Rajbonshi of Tamulpur and Prasanta Bez of Jengraimukh, Majuli.
The robbers had struck on the night of November 3 and decamped with the entire vault of an Allahabad Bank of India ATM placed in the Dhekorgorha area of Jorhat under Pulibor Outpost. The ATM was uprooted from the outer top concrete base and after unscrewing various nuts and bolts of the machine, they fled with the inner compartment holding a cash of Rs 7,46,400. This came to the light only at around 5:45 am when a security guard of the ATM came to open the shutters of the ATM.
Later, the Pulibor Police picked up three persons believed to be the security guards of the ATM counter for interrogation identified as Biplob Bora, Ranjit Kalita and Dipak Bora and later arrested them under Pulibor P.S case no 270/15 U/S 379 and forwarded all three to the jail after investigation. The police who by this had silently followed the trail after an input from one of the security guards filly maged to apprehend the duo from a place of hiding in Six Mile. CCTV footage installed inside the ATM showed a man who entered the ATM at around 2:15 am and first cut the wire connected to the CCTV behind the ATM machine and in 20 minutes time detached the vault from the ATM machine and whisked away in a Tata Indica vehicle.
Additiol SP (Security) of Jorhat, Santanu Dutta, who headed the SIT (Special Investigation Team) to crack the previous ATM loot case of Rs 1. 64 crore, was also present in Guwahati during the arrest of the two robbers. There is a likelihood of more persons falling into the net of the police once the duo confesses.