Churachandpur ATM robbery: Rs 3.33 crore found missing yet again

From the missing amounts Rs 1,15,00,000 (1.15 crore) is the total cash amount that was lost when the robbery took place at SBI Main Branch of Churachandpur that led to killing Arambam Ranjan.

As the robbery of money from the ATM booths of three banks in Churachandpur district came to light after the death of Arambam Ranjan, branch manager of Writers Safeguard Pvt Limited, Janmajoy Chakraborty filed a police complaint at Churachandpur Police Station on September 26.

In his police complaint, Janmajoy said that out of the 17 ATM booths, an audit had been done at 16 ATM booths and it was found that a total of Rs 4,48,06,100 (4.48 crore) was found missing from their company. From the missing amounts Rs 1,15,00,000 (1.15 crore) is the total cash amount that was lost when the robbery took place at SBI Main Branch of Churachandpur that led to killing Arambam Ranjan.

He stated that Writers Safeguard Pvt Limited had been tasked to look after a total of 17 ATM booths which included State Bank of India (SBI), United Bank of India (UBI) and Central Bank of India (CBI). One of the ATM booths is yet to be audited, he added.

The audit was carried out between September 23 and September 24 and Rs 3,33,06,100 (3.33 crore) was also found missing, stated Janmajoy in the police complaint.

Police  sources said that on September 4, two employees of Writers Safeguard Pvt Limited were tasked, namely K Somen Singh and Valte Thangkhanmuan, where the former withdrew Rs 1.7 crore from the SBI Main branch.

On the day when Arambam Ranjan was killed, the gunman of the company was in the driver’s seat in the absence of regular driver Sonibuy.

Later, the duo deposited Rs 30 lakh and Rs 25 lakh at two SBI ATM booths and the remaining amount of Rs 1.15 crore was kept in their vehicle when Arambam Ranjan was shot and killed by Somen with the help of Valte with the gun provided by Kongkham Brojen, it added.

First Published:Oct. 2, 2020, 9:31 a.m.

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