You must have seen more than one Bollywood and Hollywood films made on Robbery till now . Throwing dust in the eyes of the police, the thieves must have also seen disappearing in minutes. Your eyes must have been baffled by the suspense at the end of the film. But today we are going to tell you some such stories of real life Robbery , in front of which these Bollywood and Hollywood films will also be seen filling water. These are the thefts of independent India, about which not only the police, but also the common people were astonished. Hearing about these incidents of theft, smoke came out of his ear. During this, the thieves used such tricks to carry out the theft, seeing that the senses of the police became loose.
1- Opera House Robbery
On March 19, 1987, a call came to the Mumbai Police Headquarters from ‘Opera House’ , the largest jewelery store in Mumbai . There was a complaint that a CBI team raided his store and the leader of that team has disappeared with jewelery worth lakhs. When the real police reached there, they saw that the entire team of fake CBI was there, only their leader Mohan Singh was missing. In fact, Mohan Singh had taken out an advertisement in ‘Times of India’ on March 18 , in which it was written that ‘ combative and active people are needed for the post of Intelligence Officer and ‘Security Officer ‘. When these candidates reached the Taj Continental Hotel, they were interviewed and 26 people were selected . These people were given identity cards and sitting in a bus called ‘Opera House’.were taken. Mohan Singh thought the same thing happened. The owner of the Opera House, Pratap Javeri was so frightened on hearing the name of CBI that he did not protest in any way. Taking advantage of this chaos, Mohan Singh got away from there by taking jewelery worth lakhs. The most surprising thing is that Mohan Singh has not been caught till date. According to the police, it was a ‘perfect crime’ . The Bollywood film ‘Special 26’ has been made on this theft.
2- Kerala-Punjab ATM scandal
In the year 2012 , ‘ATM scandal’ came to the fore in Kerala and Punjab . During this, some people robbed crores of rupees from many banks. You must be aware that there is a system in the ATM machine in which if you do not withdraw money in 42 seconds, the money goes inside the machine and the money gets deposited again in your account. These thieves took advantage of this technique. During this, gangs of thieves started withdrawing money by going to ATMs of different banks. As soon as the money came out of the ATM machine, these people would keep some money from it and the rest would go inside the ATM. If you ordered the ATM to withdraw Rs 10,000, when the money came out, you kept Rs 9,000 from it and the rest 1,000 went back to the ATM machine. Despite this, only the entire Rs 10,000 will be credited back to your account.
In the year 2012, a gang from Punjab robbed Rs 75 lakh from the ‘Federal Bank’ of Kerala through this technique . When the bank came to know about this scam, he informed the police about it. Police of Kerala and Punjab arrested 6 people in this case, who confessed that their gang had duped several lakhs of rupees from other banks as well. This gang robbed about Rs 2 crore from different banks in Kerala and Punjab. After this, NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) immediately issued a directive ordering the banks to stop this note withdrawal facility as soon as possible. After the final instructions of RBI, it was implemented across the country. Now this facility has been stopped in ATM machines.
3- Looted train bogie full of notes
On August 8, 2016 , crores of robberies took place in a passenger train from Salem in Tamil Nadu to Chennai. During this, Rs 342 crore of ‘Reserve Bank of India’ was kept in the two reserve bogies of the passenger train. For whose protection 18 policemen were stationed in the train. But till the train travels 140 km from Salem to Virdhachalam. By the time he completed his journey, the train had been robbed. The robbers made a hole of about 2 feet in the bogie and took Rs 5.78 crore . It took the police a full 730 days to solve this case. During this 2000 people were questioned. Lakhs of call details were searched and finally help was taken from NASA. Only then did it come to know that who had robbed India’s biggest train so far?
4- Delhi Cash Van Robbery
On 24 November 2015, dacoits robbed Rs 22.50 crore from a cash van of a private bank in Delhi . During this the money was in the boxes and the robbers took the boxes with them. This loot is considered to be the biggest loot of the country till date. The mastermind of this robbery turned out to be the driver of the cash van, who was arrested by the Delhi Police after 3 days from a godown near ‘Govindpuri Metro Station’. During this, the police had recovered about Rs 22 crore from the accused. Out of this, the driver used some money to buy clothes and 1 watch.
5- Chelambra Bank Robbery
The Chelambra Bank robbery in Malappuram district of Kerala on December 30, 2007 is considered one of the biggest and sensational robberies in the history of crime. ‘Kerala Gramin Bank’ was on the first floor of a building located in the residential area of Chelambra . Whereas its ground floor was rented by 4 people to build a restaurant. During this, a board of construction work was put up at the gate of the restaurant. But this was the planning of the conspiracy of bank robbery, no one was aware of this. On the morning of December 30, 2007, when the bank employees reached the office, they saw a huge hole made on the floor of the locker room. On investigation, it was found that 80 kg gold and 50 lakh rupees were missing from the bank. During this, a total of Rs 8 crore was stolen from the bank .
6- Sonipat Bank Robbery
On 27 October 2014 , a case of robbing a bank through a tunnel came to light in Gohana, Haryana. Everyone was surprised to see this unique incident of theft. During this, the dacoits had carried out this theft by digging a 125 feet long tunnel from a house located at some distance from the ‘Punjab National Bank’ to the bank . In fact, the owner of the deserted house from which the tunnel was dug to the bank was the mastermind of this great theft. During this, the police had recovered 38.91 kg of jewelery and 60 thousand rupees in cash from the three arrested accused . The main accused of this theft later committed suicide.