A DAY earlier than stealing Rs 4.04 crore from the foreign money chest of Axis Financial institution, Sector 34, the suspect safety guard Sunil Kumar had thrown a celebration at his rented lodging in Mohali.
Sources mentioned the celebration was attended by at the least half a dozen individuals, together with a fellow guard. One of many fellow guards, Jaswant, was rounded up by the police for questioning.
“The guy guard, Jaswant, can also be from suspect Sunil Kumar’s village in Morni Hills of Haryana. Jaswant knowledgeable the police that Sunil is keen on residing a lavish way of life and was in touch of many ladies. Two days again, he organized a celebration for his buddies. Round three months again, Sunil Kumar had visited his village with an unidentified particular person from Jammu. He knowledgeable his relations that the particular person was jobless and within the search of 1,” mentioned sources.
Sources added Jaswant additionally works with the identical non-public safety company as Sunil, however was deputed within the safety of a financial institution positioned in Panchkula.
A workforce of Chandigarh Police visited the suspect’s home in Morni, on Monday.
“We weren’t proud of Sunil due to his inter-caste marriage. Later, when home violence elevated between the couple, I expelled him from the property. He’s my solely son after two daughters and visited us two and half months again together with an unknown particular person. I’ve no additional thought about my son. More often than not, he used to remain in his rented lodging in Mohali. He has a daughter from his spouse, who remarried after they couple was divorced. Sunil has studied in Panchkula authorities school, Sector 1,” Ram Murti, Sunil’s father, instructed The Indian Express.
The scrutiny of CCTV digital camera footage exhibits Sunil Kumar had taken a number of rounds between the robust room, by which the trunk loaded with money was saved, and one other small resting room, by which his belongings had been saved. The digital camera footage exhibits Sunil hid the stolen foreign money in a rucksack bag and left the financial institution round 3.09 am. Sources mentioned consultant of Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) additionally visited the Axis Financial institution, Sector 34, on this connection on Monday. Sources maintained that an inner probe goes to establish any negligence on the a part of Punjab Police personnel, who had been purported to verify everybody together with workers members, who entered and left the financial institution.
“We’re inspecting the sequence of occasions, by which the theft befell,” mentioned Ritish Kumar, Axis Financial institution supervisor, who’s the complainant on this case.
“We’re engaged on numerous theories. To date, the theft was executed by solely Sunil Kumar. We’ve not dominated out the potential of involvement of different individuals, who might need supplied logistical assist to the suspect,” mentioned SP (metropolis) Ketan Bansal. A case was registered at PS 34.