Balasore:31/3/19: In a major achievement, Balasore police today nabbed four persons including the kingpin of the four-member gang involved in series ATM loots in Balasore district since a couple of months.
The arrested persons were identified as Prashant Kumar Das (30), the kingpin, Ajay Kumar Mohanty alias Aju (26) of Kuruda village under Soro PS limits, Bhaskar Mallick alias Bhasia (45) of Khantapada PS limits, and Deepak Kumar Dubey (26) of Kiritpur village under Jafarabad PS limits in Uttar Pradesh.
As per reports, police have seized 15.97 lakhs, in cash, ATM cards of different banks, five mobile phones, one Bullet bike & one Hero bike without registration numbers, one Hero Extreme bike (OD O1Y 4581), a Mahindra Bolero (OD 33L 7355), one gas cutter and other incriminating items from them.
In a press meet held today at the Office of the Superintendent of Police, Balasore, SP B. Jugal Kishore briefed media persons on the series ATM loots in the district in the recent past.
According to reports, the robbers’ gang went on a looting spree in different parts of the district in the past months and made away with a huge amount of money from many ATM Kiosks here throwing an open challenge to the district police.