Guwahati: Acting on a tip off, Assam Police succeed to nab a gang of ATM robbers in lower Assam’s Dhubri district on Thursday.
The Dhubri police while apprehended five persons also seized arms and ammunition in the operation.
Assam Police sources said, “On the basis of an intelligence input regarding a group of criminals having come to Dhubri district to commit ATM dacoity in Gauripur market, multiple ambushes were laid.”
At around 01:45 AM a group of persons was intercepted approaching an ATM under Balajaan area in a four wheeler and on a bike.
“While the four-wheeler was caught, two persons riding the bike jumped into a nearby pond. Immediately entire area was cordoned off and two persons were caught from the pond,” police said.
On search of the vehicle and persons one 7.65 mm (factory made) pistol, two 7.65 mm live ammunition, one LPG Cylinder, Oxygen Cylinder and tools used in the robbery were recovered from them.
The gang members were identified as Saidul Islam, Rahul Ray, Sajahan Ali, Muktar Hussain and Aminul Haque. An investigation was on.