Police fail to find any clue in bank robbery case in Amritsar

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Amritsar, July 14

The police have failed to find any clue against the two armed men who looted the all-women branch of Punjab National Bank, located on the Loharka road, yesterday.

They decamped with over Rs 66,000 after locking the women staff in the manager’s room. The accused entered the bank during lunch.

The police have registered a case under Sections 392 and 34 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act on the statement of Priyanka Gautam, branch manager of the bank.

The police have been banking on the CCTV footage and the bike used in the crime to get any clues about the suspects.

The preliminary probe indicated that the accused had conducted a recee of the branch before committing the crime. The accused knew that there was no security guard in the branch. They also knew the amount that was kept in the branch.

However, around Rs 5 lakh were shifted to the main branch just minutes before the incident. Therefore, they could get only around Rs 66,000 from the cashier’s drawer.

Lakhbir Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-II), said the police remained busy controlling the law and order situation in view of the bandh call given by Hindu organisations in protest against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir.

“We are scrutinising the CCTV cameras installed in the nearby buildings to get some clues about the robbers. Till now, there is no breakthrough in the case but officials are trying to identify and arrest the robbers,” he added.

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