Court rejects bail in ATM theft case


JAMMU, FEB 4: Princ ipal Sessions Judge Jammu VC Koul rejected the bail application of one Vijay Kumar S/o Babu Ram R/O Manyan Babhoor Tehsil and District Doda, through his uncle Munshi Ram allegedly involved in ATM theft case.
According to the police case that on 04.01.2019 complainant Ravinder Singh Branch Head, J&K Bank, Gurha Singhu and ATM incharge Ashish Bakshi lodged a report with the Police Station stating therein that on the intervening night of 3rd & 4th of January 2019 there was theft of their onsite ATM situated at Gurha Singhu Jammu by some unknown suspects. The ATM is having cash balance of Rs. 1098200/-. When they left the Branch the ATM Guard Babishan Singh R/O Pargwal was on duty and in the morning of 4.01.2019 they have been informed telephonically by some locals at 8.45 a.m regarding the theft of ATM.
On receipt of this report case FIR No: 03/2019 for offences punishable under sections 457/380 RPC stands registered with the Police Station and the investigation commenced. During investigation some suspects Amir Hussain Wagay, Amir Bashir Butt, Junaid Bashir Butt,Mehraj Din, Mohd Yousaf Khan, Umer Akbar Malik, Adil Hussain Lone were apprehended under section 54 Cr.P.C and enquiry was made from them. During enquiry all the accused have admitted the crime and further submitted that on the day of occurrence besides them two more persons Vijay Kumar Sharma and Naem Khan were also involved in the commission of offence. An amount of Rs.11,90,000/- has been recovered and seized by the police and amount of Rs.2,08,200/- are yet to be recovered from the accused.
Principal Sessions Judge Jammu VC Koul after hearing both the sides in length observed that If such incidents are not dealt with proper ways it would give encouragement to such elements of criminal mind and larger society is bound to suffer. Keeping in view the facts of the case and law of the land, the application in hand is pre-mature and hence is rejected. JNF

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