Bangalore: ATM attack suspect seen in Andhra villages, police teams rushed

JyothiCCTV footage of Jyothi Uday being attacked by a man inside an ATM (above) the scene at the ATM after the attack came to light. (IE Photo)

The man who is suspected to have attacked bank official Jyothi Uday (44) at a Corporation Bank ATM in the heart of Bangalore on the morning of November 19 has reportedly been sighted in Gorantla mandal on the Hindupur-Kadiri highway in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Bangalore and Andhra Pradesh police teams have rushed to Kota Kammavaripalli and Jakkasamudram villages in the mandal.

More than 20 people told the Gorantla police that they may have seen the attacker in Kota Kammavaripalli and Jakkasamudram on Saturday night, after which an Andhra Pradesh police team of 25 rushed to the mandal and started combing it. A police team from Bangalore later joined the search.

The railway police have also formed a team comprising personnel from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and Railway Protection Force to nab the attacker.

Sources said the attacker was believed to be a native of Anantapur district. The police suspect he uses trains to travel.

The railway police team has been asked to keep an eye on all stations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, especially those on the Bangalore-Dharmavaram route.

Meanwhile, bank officials held a meeting at the office of Police Commissioner Ragha-vendra Auradkar Monday to discuss security at ATMs in Bangalore. Sources said they sought more time from Auradkar to post guards at all ATMs.

The Police Commissioner has given banks 45 days to install CCTV cameras and security alarms at ATMs but wanted guards posted immediately.

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