New Delhi: The driver of a van belonging to a cash-replenishment agency allegedly decamped with Rs 54 lakh on Wednesday when two of his colleagues were loading money in an ATM located in Karol Bagh area of Central Delhi.
According to the police, the incident took place around 11 am when the cash van reached an Axis Bank ATM at Fateh Singh road with a gunman, a cash loader and the driver.
The gunman and the cash loader took a box containing Rs 29 lakh to load in the ATM and the remaining was locked in a steel box with the driver still inside the vehicle.
While the duo was busy loading cash in the ATM, the driver of the van fled away with the vehicle along with the money, police said.
"The driver has been identified as Sanjay who had taken the van and fled from the spot. We later recovered the vehicle from Raigarpura area. The lock of the steel box was broken and the cash missing. Raids are being conducted to nab the driver," said a police official.
A case under section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC has been registered at Karol Bagh police station. The van, the guard, the cash loader and the driver were provided by Cash Management Services (CMS) Company, police said.
The guard and the cash loader are also being questioned to ascertain whether they were in anyway involved in the incident and deliberately allowed him to flee with the cash, a senior police official said.
Later in the day, Axis Bank issued a clarification that neither the cash van nor the driver belonged to them and the FIR too was filed by the cash replenishment agency - CMS.