Police also recovered 8g of heroin, a gas-stopper, an iron rod and spray used to darken the CCTV cameras of the arrested defendants, identified as Ajay Kumar and Amit Kumar, alias Gurpreet Singh, from Sujanpur.
PATHANKOT: Police on Saturday arrested two people who attempted to break into an ATM at the Taki branch of HDFC Bank in Pathankot.
Police also recovered 8 grams of heroin, a gas-stopper, an iron rod and a spray used to darken the CCTV cameras of the arrested defendants, identified as Ajay Kumar and Amit Kumar, alias Gurpreet Singh, from Sujanpur.
Pathankot Police Chief Superintendent Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said during a routine check in street crime prone areas, an alert PCR team from Pathankot Police caught the accused at the ATM from the HDFC bank.
During preliminary questioning, the defendant confessed that he intended to steal money from the ATM and revealed that they were both drug addicts, the SSP said. He said: “Previously, the accused had received Mahoot Finance and other ATMs and financial institutions. But as a large number of guards were deployed there, they preferred to target the HDFC Bank ATM Taki branch, Pathankot.
A case under IPC Sections 457, 380 and 511 and NDPS Section 21-61-85 has been filed at the No. 2 Division Police Station.
The SSP said the arrested accused will be brought before a local court and will be remanded in custody for further questioning.
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