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‘Thak Thak’ gang member arrested for Rs 39-lakh theft in Chandigarh

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 25

Over two weeks after Rs39 lakh went lacking from a money van, the UT police nabbed a member of the “Thak Thak” gang that had stolen the trunk carrying the money from the van in Sector 34.

The arrested suspect, Satiyaseelan (27), a local of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, had obtained some quantity of the stolen money. 5 suspects, who’re on the run, have additionally been recognized. The police arrested him from Tamil Nadu and recovered Rs4 lakh money from him.

Surinder Pal Singh (46), who dedicated suicide allegedly after being harassed by the police

Along with his arrest, it now seems that the money van driver, Surinder Pal Singh (46), who dedicated suicide allegedly after being harassed by the police in the course of the investigation, was harmless.

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Surinder Pal, who was the driving force of the van of the CMS firm, a gunman and two different staff had left Sector 47 with Rs1.20 crore on October 8 to load the money in ATMs throughout the tricity. The employees loaded money at ATMs in Sector 34, 35, 37 and 38 (West).

On reaching an ATM kiosk in Nayagaon, they realised {that a} trunk containing Rs39 lakh was lacking following which they knowledgeable their senior officers. The matter was reported to the police following which a case was registered on the Sector 31 police station.

ASP (South) Shruti Arora stated the crime was the handiwork of the Thak Thak gang from Tiruchirappalli. “The scrutiny of footage of CCTV cameras put in in Sector 34 revealed that 5 gang members carried out a recce of the van and certainly one of them signalled the driving force that one thing was mendacity on the highway to distract him. Within the meantime, the gang members stole the trunk carrying Rs39 money,” the ASP stated.

The ASP stated moreover CCTV footage, the cellular dump of the world was analysed that led them to some cellular numbers. Though the numbers had been on pretend identifies, the police managed to hint the suspects concerned within the crime. They’ve a legal previous.

The ASP stated the identical gang had struck in Sector 9 just a few days earlier than the incident.

The gang members had managed to steal a handbag containing Rs30,000, an iphone and different valuables after befooling the driving force of a Fortuner, parked in Sector 9.

A gang member knocked at a windowpane of the SUV and pointed in the direction of cash mendacity on the bottom. The motive force received down to select up the cash. Within the meantime, a women purse mendacity within the SUV was stolen.

Similar gang had stolen purse

Members of the identical gang had stolen a handbag containing Rs30,000, an iphone and different valuables after befooling driver of a Fortuner, parked in Sector 9.

Cops harassed driver?

The money van driver, who dedicated allegedly after being harassed by the UT police, didn’t have any position within the crime.

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