Rs.1 mn looted from Jharkhand bank

February 20th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) Six unidentified men robbed Rs.1 million at gun point from a public sector bank in Jharkhand Friday, a police officer said.
The miscreants looted money from the Allahabad bank situated near Orra village in Giridih district, around 190 km from here, around 11.40 a.m.

“They arrived on two bikes and hurled two bombs in the bank injuring two officials - a bank manager and a cashier,” the police officer said.

He said the guard of the bank fled from the scene to save his life. “The criminals robbed the money from the cashier counter and strong room of the bank and escaped without any resistance.”

The injured have been admitted to a local hospital.

Bank robberies are becoming common in Jharkhand. In May last year, Rs.50 million and one kg gold was looted by Maoist rebels on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur national highway from a bank delivery van of the ICICI bank. More than 55 bank dacoities have taken place in the last seven years in the state.

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