The money was stolen from a van transporting cash to ATMs
Police have cracked the case of the sensational theft of Rs. 50 lakh from the van of a cash management firm on M.G. Road with the arrest of a 21-year-old diploma dropout from Doddaballapura. The theft took place on October 21 when the van was parked outside a bank.
Addl CP West C H Pratap Reddy Said, On 21st October a case was reported in ulsoor police station wherein Brinks Arya India pvt ltd a cash management service. A person by name Mahesh taken away Rs. 50 lakhs cash from the cash van and fled away the spot and this case came to our notice and the investigations revealed that the cash management services company did not really follow the guidelines properly, and the person who was actually known as mahesh was a non existing person as per the records. The Bio-data which the company has collected was found a forged bio data and details furnished in the bio data was other persons and this made the investigation initially quite difficult.
The police launched a manhunt and had published his pictures across the State seeking information.
The accused, who has been identified as Jagadish, had purchased a brand new motorcycle with the cash and was moving around suspiciously.
Alert residents who noticed his physical appearance resembling the photographs published in the media alerted the local police who nabbed the accused before alerting the Ulsoor police.
The police rushed to the spot and took Jagadish into custody and recovered the bike he was using.
As per a pre-meditated plan, Jagadish applied for a job and was given the resume of a candidate named Mahesh by the HR staff with the instruction to submit his application in the same format. Jagadish submitted the forged resume of Mahesh to Brinks Arya Private Limited with forge mobile phone number and, on October 19, got the job of Junior Supervisor.
During the investigation, the police reached a dead end when the resume and contact details turned out to be fake.
“He submitted the resume in the name of Mahesh with copies of certificates of educational qualifications, the contact number and photograph of Mahesh, which the HR staff failed to notice. He, however, submitted his own photograph to get the ID card.”
The sensational theft :
Jagadish joined Brinks Arya as a junior supervisor. He had noticed that as soon as the cash van reached IndusInd Bank on MG Road, his colleagues would get busy filling cash in the vehicle. He found his supervisor’s bag containing the key of the cash chest. On October 21, he walked out of the van with a bag saying he was going to the washroom. When the supervisor returned, he noticed Rs. 50 lakh missing.
CCTV footage gives lead to police :
The police had to wait four days to get CCTV footage from the bank due to holidays. However, when they got the footage, they saw Jagadish talking to someone over the phone. The police verified over one lakh calls before zeroing on the number of Gopinath, who turned out to be Jagadish’s friend. Gopinath had come with Jagadish for an interview on that day. Jagadish had used his mobile phone to call one of his friends. “Gopinath led us to Jagadish,” said Satish Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East).
Firm to be booked
The police is taking legal advice from the experts to book a case against Brinks Arya Pvt. Ltd. for hiring Jagadish without verifying his credentials. According to Addl CP, Pratap Reddy, security firms and financial companies have been instructed to follow guideline issued by the Internal Security Division. As per the guidelines, every firm dealing in security and finance is expected to carry out background verification checks before employing a person. But Brinks Arya failed to carry out a background verification, he added.
The accused has been identified as , Jagadish alias mahesh, was picked up by a team of Ulsoor police from Usdanahalli and recovered a briefcase containing Rs 49.2 lakh from his house and case has been registered in ulsoor police station and further investigation is on and finally Bengaluru police commissioner has appreciated Addl CP West &(Additional Charge of East Division),C H Pratap Reddy, DCP East Satheesh Kumar, ACP Ulsoor, PI of Ulsoor, PSI and all crime staff of ulsoor police station who has done a great efforts and with the excellent police investigation skill they have nabbed the accused and recovered cash intact he added.