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GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - Five of the six accused, who had fled with Rs 1.8 crore cash meant for refilling of ATMs in Guwahati on Wednesday, were tracked down within 12 hours, although investigators could recover only Rs 1.15 crore from their possession.

The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Guwahati) remanded them to seven days police custody.

The arrested include the driver of the van carrying cash to refill ATMs, who along with four of his accomplices, were arrested from Goalpara district on the intervening night of October 21 and 22.

Guwahati Police Commissioner Mukesh Agarwala said Rs 1.15 crore had been recovered from them and efforts are on to recover the remaining amount, which is believed to be in possession of Nayan Barman, another accused, who is still on the run.

The driver, Rumud Barman, and his accomplices � Akon Barman alias Boga, Kanak Barman, Paban Barman and Madan Barman � were arrested after Guwahati Police launched the hunt in cooperation with Goalpara Police on Wednesday night. The operation was led by DCP (Crime) Swapnanil Deka.

The accused hail from Salpara in Goalpara and are relatives. Police said Rumud, who drove the van of Brink�s Arya India Private Limited carrying cash to replenish ATMs of different banks, had fled with the vehicle when three other staff, including a security guard, had stepped into an HDFC Bank ATM at Ganeshguri to refill cash on Wednesday afternoon.

Brink�s Arya is one of the leading providers of transportation and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions.

The van was, however, later found abandoned near the auditorium of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Bhangagarh the very next day.

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5 arrested for fleeing with ATM money

GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - Five of the six accused, who had fled with Rs 1.8 crore cash meant for refilling of ATMs in Guwahati on Wednesday, were tracked down within 12 hours, although investigators could recover only Rs 1.15 crore from their possession.

The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Guwahati) remanded them to seven days police custody.

The arrested include the driver of the van carrying cash to refill ATMs, who along with four of his accomplices, were arrested from Goalpara district on the intervening night of October 21 and 22.

Guwahati Police Commissioner Mukesh Agarwala said Rs 1.15 crore had been recovered from them and efforts are on to recover the remaining amount, which is believed to be in possession of Nayan Barman, another accused, who is still on the run.

The driver, Rumud Barman, and his accomplices � Akon Barman alias Boga, Kanak Barman, Paban Barman and Madan Barman � were arrested after Guwahati Police launched the hunt in cooperation with Goalpara Police on Wednesday night. The operation was led by DCP (Crime) Swapnanil Deka.

The accused hail from Salpara in Goalpara and are relatives. Police said Rumud, who drove the van of Brink�s Arya India Private Limited carrying cash to replenish ATMs of different banks, had fled with the vehicle when three other staff, including a security guard, had stepped into an HDFC Bank ATM at Ganeshguri to refill cash on Wednesday afternoon.

Brink�s Arya is one of the leading providers of transportation and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions.

The van was, however, later found abandoned near the auditorium of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in Bhangagarh the very next day.

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