Hailakandi: In a major breakthrough in SBI ATMs looting, a team of Hailakandi District Police led by Faiz Ahmed Barbhuiya, APS, Deputy SP, 21 AP(IR)Bn on deputation conducted raid in Loknathpur Pt-1 under Dholai PS, Cachar in cooperation with DEF, Cachar and apprehended prime accused Altaf Hussain Laskar alias Reshim, who was found hiding inside an earthen bunker and recovered looted cash of Rs 6 lakhs, 2 mobile handsets, few sharp weapons, one ammunition of 5.56 bore Rifle and some jewellery items.
Nearly 84 lakhs were looted from three ATMs of SBI in Hailakandi on March 13 following which police registered cases 228/2020, 229/2020 and 230/2020, all u/s 457/380 IPC involving burglary and launched a vigorous operation to track the miscreants. Three accused persons have been apprehended during the raid on Thursday. Six persons have already been arrested in connection with these cases so far. Search operation is still continuing, said Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath.