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Cash van driver in Jahangirpuri yet to be nabbed

Police are yet to nab the driver of the ATM cash van, who fled with the vehicle carrying Rs 51 lakh after sedating three employees, on Saturday.

‘We have made three teams to nab the accused. Our special staff is also working to trace the driver,’ said P Karunakaran, deputy commissioner of police [northwest].

The case was reported hours after robbers targeted a cash van in the upmarket Defence Colony area of south Delhi on Friday. The driver of a cash van, carrying Rs 50 lakh, drugged three replenishment agency employees and made off with the money after dumping them, along with the vehicle, in Jahangirpuri.

There were four persons in the vehicle, including two custodians and a security guard, when the incident took place. They collected Rs 81 lakh from Inderlok to replenish ATM machines. On the way, driver Ompal Singh, 35, offered them sweets laced with sedatives. After consuming the sweets, the three became drowsy, said a senior police officer.

Before they lost consciousness, custodians Yogesh and Hemant and security guard Brijesh, managed to replenish three ATM machines of two banks. The last stop they made was a booth near Kirori Mal College on Delhi University’s north campus around 6.30 pm. The police team, on Sunday, visited the house of Ompal in Nand Nagri, which he had vacated a week ago.
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