27/11/2015 3:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Driver Of Transit Van, Who Stole Rs 22.5 Crores, Arrested

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: A Delhi Police man stands near the van whose driver took away 22 crore rupees after halting it near Govindpuri metro station on November 26, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The driver of the cash van, which carries currencies for loading ATM machines, fled with around Rs. 22.5 crore from Govindpuri area last evening. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The driver of the cash van who managed to flee last night with a whopping Rs 22.5 crore, almost pulling off one of the biggest heists in the national capital, has been arrested by the Delhi police in Okhla industrial area.

The accused driver, Pradeep, took off with the vehicle when the guard in the van took a small break to relieve himself.

When Pradeep did not return after 10 minutes, the guard tried calling him but he did not pick up, after which he proceeded to call the police.

Pradeep hid the cash in a godown in Okhla and then took the van to Govindpuri metro station, where he left the vehicle and came back to sleep in the warehouse.

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The police successfully tracked him down to the godown from where he was arrested by the police.

The entire amount leaving 11,000 rupees, from which he reportedly bought clothes for himself, has been recovered.

According to sources, Pradeep Shukla, who had joined the cash replenishment company, SIS, two months ago was unhappy with his employees, salary and his working hours.

Pradeep has been brought to the Okhla Police station and an FIR under sections of criminal breach of trust and theft has been reportedly registered.

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