Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7:
Old habits die hard, apparently, which is why this man from Odisha has been rearrested for his misdeed.
Twin City Commissionerate police today arrested Madhab Acharya—a resident of Mahavir Nagar in Salia Sahi under Nayapalli police limits—for his alleged complicity in theft of Rs 35, 000 from an ATM.
Madhab was arrested in July this year for his involvement in ATM thefts. However, the history-sheeter again resumed his business soon after his release from the jail on bail.
Madhab Acharya usually targets old men and women at the time of withdrawal of cash from SBI ATMs. He remains present inside the ATM and takes position behind the customer and observes his/her finger movement and remembers the password. After the customer has inserted the ATM card and entered his password, he cunningly presses the cancel button. After few attempts to withdraw the cash, he persuades the customer to leave the ATM on the plea that ATM is not functional. Soon after the departure of the customer, he enters the password and withdraws the amount and leaves the ATM, police said.
Notably, the conman is an owner of buses which was seized earlier during the time of his arrest. Madhab hails from Tarando in Kendrapada district.
Madhab and his associates were active in Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Kendrapada, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal and Puri.