Days after the driver of a van, carrying Rs 1.37 crore meant to be filled in an ATM, fled with the money, Bengaluru police arrested his wife on Monday.
Although police confirmed to The News Minute that the woman, named Elvin, was in custody, they decline to reveal more, maintaining that she was being questioned. Rs 79 lakh cash was reportedly found in her possession.
Upparpete police had earlier told The News Minute that the heist was pulled off by a driver hired on contract by a cash management service provider called Logicash Solution.
A representative of Logicash Solution, said the van filled with Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes was being driven by a man called Dominique Roy to the Bank of India ATM on KG road.
The accused drove away with the cash as soon as the gunman and the supervisor got out of the vehicle after they reached the Bank of India ATM on KG road at around 2:15 pm on Wednesday.
Dominique Roy later abandoned it in Vasanth Nagar. When the police found the abandoned vehicle, a trunk that contained Rs 92 lakh had gone missing.
According to Upparpet police, after the gunman got out of the van, the driver allegedly told him that he would take a U-turn and come back to the ATM, which will make it easier for him to put the cash into the ATM. The gunman raised an alarm after the driver failed to return even after 10 minutes.