11-year-old boy who stole Rs 20 lakh from Jind bank ‘a contract thief’

11-year-old boy who stole Rs 20 lakh from Jind bank ‘a contract thief’


JIND: The 11-year-old boy who stole Rs 20 lakh from the teller’s cabin in the Jind branch of Punjab National Bank on September 28 executes thefts on contract, according to the Haryana police.
The police said the pre-teen professional thief would take Rs 1-2 lakh advance per theft. And if he was arrested while stealing the money, the contractors would be responsible for all expenses.
A police official told TOI on Monday that they believed the boy had committed a theft of Rs 6 lakh in a bank located in Loharu town, Bhiwani district. Police are trying to find out if he had committed other thefts.
Police have lodged the accused boy in a borstal in Hisar district and launched a hunt for the other criminals, including his uncle and father, who are the main accused.
Talking to TOI, Jind Civil Lines police station in-charge Hari Om said, “After getting access to Kadia village, in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is known for its hardened criminals, we managed to recover half the stolen amount. Our teams succeeded in entering the village after five days and conducted a raid at the house of the accused, but they had escaped. Our teams have since returned, but the MP cops have assured us that they will nab the accused.”
The theft was first noticed late evening on September 28 when cash was being counted and matched at the branch at the end of the day. The bank employees unsuccessfully tried to match the cash transactions made during the day for hours but each time found a discrepancy of Rs 20 lakh. They finally approached the police late in the night about the “missing money”.
After scanning CCTV footage, the police found that a young boy had “stolen” the cash.



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