Three arrested for Rs 20 lakh embezzlement from ATMs, Rs 6.69 lakh recovered
The Delhi Police has arrested three accused – Anurag Singh Rajawat, Virendra Singh and Rohit Agarwal – on charges of embezzlement of Rs 20 lakh from bank ATMs. Police have also recovered Rs 6.69 lakh from their bank accounts.
On August 20, one Rajesh Sangwan, who works at SIS Cash Services Private Limited, filed a complaint at the Okhla Industrial area police station saying that they had found a shortage of Rs 20,07,300 in six ATMs of ICICI Bank during an audit on August 18. Rajesh Sangwan’s company provides ATM cash replenishment services to various government and private banks across India.
During investigation, daily records of the employees of SIS Cash Services Private Limited were checked and it was found that two staffers – Anurag Singh Rajawat and Virendra Singh – were on duty whenever cash was filled in those six ATMs.
On August 20, Anurag Singh Rajawat and Virendra Singh were apprehended from Delhi’s Tehkhand village. During interrogation, they confessed to embezzling Rs 20 lakh in July, while filling cash in the ICICI Bank ATMs.
They used to distribute the amount equally among themselves and gamble at their native place in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind.
They lost a lot of cash in sports gambling and had to transfer the amount in multiple bank accounts of other gamblers like Rohit Agarwal, Ravi Prajapati, Surya Prakash and Satender Singh Bhadoriya. Some of them are accused in the case, and are absconding
Gambler Rohit Agarwal, a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Chota Bazar Datia has also been arrested. He had given Rs 1 lakh to one Vijay Jha, who is an advocate in Bhind. Vinay Jha is still on the run.
So far, police have seized Rs 6.69 lakh in the case. The investigation is underway.