ATM van driver vanishes with Rs 28 lakh

A driver of a van used to carry cash for ATMs allegedly fled with Rs 28 lakh meant to be filled in a public sector bank’s ATM at the airport in Chennai on Wednesday.
The private cash management firm driver disappeared with Rs 28 lakh when other employees had gone inside the Chennai airport to load an ATM machine on Wednesday night.
Three persons, including the driver, arrived at airport. After two of them got down and asked the driver to bring the cash, he suddenly gave the slip with the bag containing the money, police said.
The driver Udhaya Kumar, 40, of Tuticorin had joined the firm three days ago. On Wednesday, around 8.30 pm, employees of Writer cash management company arrived at the airport to load money in a Canara Bank ATM in the domestic terminal.
They were carrying Rs 65 lakh in the van and loaded Rs 22 lakh at an ATM in Guindy before reaching the airport.
The van was found abandoned on the service road under the flyover outside the airport, Udhayakumar was missing with a cash box containing Rs 28 lakh. A police complaint has been filed and investigations are on.