The police have recovered Rs31 lakh of the Rs78 lakh that had been stolen on Tuesday by the driver of a van that was supposed to deposit the amount in several HDFC Bank ATMs.
The money was recovered from the driver Arun Waghmare’s relative’s residence.
The police are now suspecting the involvement of another person, Satish Angle, who joined the same company, Writer Safeguard, ten days ago. Angle’s mobile is turned off. Waghamre and Angle are both natives of Beed district and a police team has sent there for inquiry.
According to the police, Waghmare lives with his parents in the Kandar Pada area of Dahisar (West). On Tuesday night, Waghmare’s relative, Balu Gaikwad came to know about the robbery after he saw the news on a TV channel. He then checked the bag that Waghmare had left at his place that afternoon and found the cash inside.
Gaikwad then approached the MHB police and handed them bag that contained cash amounting to Rs31 lakh.
After interrogating Gaikwad, a police officer said, “We found out that Waghmare went to drop the bag at Gaikwad’s residence with Angle. It appears as though Waghamare had already planned robbery with him.”
The van that contained the cash was found abandoned at MG Road in Kandivli after an hour. It appears that Waghamre broke the lock with some tools for taking the money.