Moga police crack bank heist case in 48-hrs, 3 held with cash and gold ornaments
Moga April 24, 2019: In a major breakthrough, the district police on Wednesday, solved the Bank heist case within 48 hours, with the arrest of three persons including the class-four employee of the bank.
The heist took place at Bank of India situated at District Administrative Complex here on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday when three burglars decamped with Rs 17.65 lakh cash and 18 packets of gold after barging into the bank.
The accused persons have been identified as Manpreet Singh, Satnam Singh alias Nikka and Jarnail Singh Jaila, trio residents of Kaler Nagar near Kotkapura Bypass Moga. Police have recovered Rs 9 lakhs (Rs 3 lakhs from each) and 14 packets of gold besides tools used in the burglary and damaged Closed Circuit Television (CCTv) camera’s digital video recorder (DVR) from their possession.
Divulging the details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Moga Amarjit Singh Bajwa said that after the crime, he had constituted a special investigation team led by superintendent of police (SP investigation) Harinderpal Singh Parmar and deputy superintendent of police (DSP City) Paramjit Singh Sandhu to crack the case.
He said that during the investigation, the police have found that Manpreet, who is working as a peon in the bank was the main conspirator and the latter along with his two accomplices committed the crime. “Due to the negligence of bank staff, Manpreet had managed to get prepared the duplicate keys of the strong room using which they managed to heist the bank,” SSP Bajwa said.
SSP Bajwa said that following the tip-off, additional station house officer (SHO) of the City Police Station Balraj Mohan along with team under the supervision of SHO City Jagtar Singh and CIA Staff Incharge Tarlochan Singh conducted a special checking at Kotkapura Bypass and arrested trio accused persons when they were on the way on their Hero Honda Splendor motorcycle. “During interrogation trio accused persons confessed to have committed the crime and the police have recovered the stolen cash, gold ornaments and others from their possession,” he said.
He said that the police are further investigating the case to recover the remaining cash and gold ornaments.
Meanwhile, the case was already registered under sections 457 (Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (Theft in dwelling house) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Moga City Police Station.