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Midnapore: Miscreants have looted money by breaking in a nationalised bank ATM in East Midnapore district.

This has happened at Kalaberia area of Bhagabanpur in East Midnapore. The ATM concerned is an unmanned one.

According to people living in the vicinity, on waking up this morning they notice that the ATM is broken. This made them alert Bhagabanpur police station. Police arrive soon and upon inspection found that the ATM vault was broken and there was no money in the chambers.

The cops could not immediately ascertain as to how much money was there in the ATM that has been robbed. They are talking to the concerned nationalised bank to find out the details and have also asked for the CCTV footage.

People of the area said that despite the caution being sounded since the recent ATM fraud in Kolkata, the bank has been acting like a sitting duck and did not care to deploy security guards to ensure the safety of the ATM counter and its users.