Punjab has yet again witnessed a bank robbery case. In the past one year, there have been a lot of robbery, money looting cases in Punjab and it’s becoming a major concern. A huge amount of money was stolen from a branch of Bathinda Central Cooperative Bank.
The incident happened on Thursday midnight at the Teona village of Bathinda Tehsil in Punjab and Rs. 14.5 lakh was stolen. No one got to know about the incident at night and when a bank official reached the bank on Friday morning he saw the windows and vault were open.
How The Bank Officials Got To Know About The Robbery
One of the Bank officials of the Bathinda Central Cooperative Bank Branch in Punjab said that he came to the bank on Friday morning and saw the windows and the vault were open. After entering inside, the bank officials found that Rs. 14.5 lakh was missing.
The Punjab bank officials immediately informed the Bathinda police about the incident. The Bathinda police arrived at the spot and the SHO of the Bathinda Sardar station house officer said that they have seen the CCTV footage. As per the CCTV footage, there were two persons who sneaked into the bank at night in this area of Punjab and their faces were covered. The two persons were seen in the CCTV footage were robbing the bank around 11:30 pm.
The Bathinda police have registered against the two people under the Section 380 (theft) and Section 457 (housebreaking by night in order to commit the offence ) of the Indian Penal Code. The Punjab police have started their investigation and they are assuring that the thieves would be caught very soon.
Money Looting Incidents In Punjab
Punjab had also witnessed a money looting incident early this month where six armed men robbed Rs. 1.33 crore from an Axis Bank van. The incident happened near Chitkara University, Rajpura campus when the robbers driving a Honda Amaze and a Scorpio stopped the stopped and looted the money.
The same incident happened last year where the amount, the modus operandi, the origin of the bank van was also same. However, the Punjab government will have to take a strict action against the never ending looting and robbing cases.
Sources: The Times Of India