Police clueless on Rs 1.91-cr heist

Police clueless on Rs 1.91-cr heist

City Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji is learnt to have sought the police control room to provide details of inspectors who were or were not on duty in their jurisdictions when armed men took away Rs 1.91 crore which was being carried to replenish an ATM in RT Nagar on May 14.

Sources said a nakabandhi was announced in the area to track the two vehicles in which the gang fled. But, the police failed to track the vehicle  since many of the station officers were not present to conduct the nakabandhi.

Based on the report from the control room, action would be taken against the police officials who were not present even by 11 am in their jurisdictions in the zone.

The police also suspect involvement of insiders in the heist. Sources said there were several security lapses, pointing the needle of suspicion on the security agencies.

The CMS Security Agency, which was entrusted with the task of transporting the cash by the Corporation Bank, had sub-contracted the job to Centaurus Security Agency, to escort the cash carriers. 

The security agency, on the day of crime, transported the cash in a private cab, in violation of norms. 

The staff of the agency deviated from the usual route and took a deserted street, the police sources said.

However, the special teams constituted to investigate the case, have been interrogating the security agencies and have not achieved any major breakthrough.

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