Criminals have become rampant in Araria. Today on Friday, 6 armed criminals stormed the Bank of India branch in broad daylight. The criminals looted more than 60 lakh gold including 38 lakh cash. This is the sixth incident of robbery in Bihar within two and a half months. Police say a gang of armed robbers carried out the crime after injuring bank cashier Sitesh Ranjan and the branch manager. Both were opposing this incident.
According to the information received, the police are yet to trace the whereabouts of the robbers and their search is on. The incident took place at 9.40 am, barely 250 meters from the SP’s residence at ADB Chowk under Town police station. Police said a gang of at least six armed men barged into the branch located on the first floor on the busiest bus stand road and took everyone, including branch manager Akhilesh Kumar, hostage at gunpoint.
Police said that when the scavengers were cleaning the bank premises, armed dacoits entered the branch. The branch manager told that he is locked in the bathroom while the main door of the branch is also locked from inside. The miscreants also broke the gun of the bank guard and six of his live cartridges, masked miscreants reached the spot in their vehicles and six of them entered the bank premises posing as customers. After that the robbers of the bank started pressurizing the cashier of the branch to give the key to open the locked iron safe. He only focused on the money kept in the safe and ran away after robbing it.