Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Robbery in Nationalized Bank, CID, Finger Print Experts Urged to Hold Separate Enquiry
MALDA, 14 JAN: Excitement gripped Sattari area under English Bazaar police station this morning when it was found that more than Rs 20 lakh was looted from the branch of a nationalized bank. The superintendent of police Jayanta Pal informed that thje CID and the finger print experts have been asked to hold an enquiry separately besides the regular police enquiry.
It has been learnt that the Sattari branch Bank of India (BOI) at Binodpur gram panchayet area under English Bazaar police station was closed for consecutive two days on 12 and 13 January. When an employee opf the bank was opening the lock of the branch, he was astonished to see that furniture of the branch were laid on the floor and the vault of the bank was broken.
Being alarmed he immediately informed the higher bank officials. Police were also informed. A large contingent of police under the leadership of the additional superintendent of police Shyam Singh and the deputy superintendent of police (discipline and training) Siddharth Dorjee rushed to the bank and held the primary enquiry.
Later, sniffer dogs were taken to the bank for enquiry. It was learnt that Rs 20,73,745 was looted from the bank.
The superintendent of police Mr Pal said, “It appears that it’s not robbery but a major burglary. We also anticipate that a professional gang of burglars stole the money. We have completed primary enquiry already.”
Mr Pal informed that it was the second such incident in last one and a half year in Malda. “Previously similar incident took place in a bank in Chanchal and we arrested the culprits,” Mr Pal said.
He informed that the CID department and the finger-print experts have been asked to join the enquiry. “They would begin their enquiry soon,” Mr Pal informed.