91Lakhs Looted From Bank’s Arena in UP


Bijnore: A sum of Rs 91 lakh was looted from outside the branch of a nationalised bank in Bijnore by some unidentified motorcycle-borne armed assailants who shot at the guard and the driver of the cash van on Monday evening.

According to police, the incident took place around 6:30 PM yesterday outside the bank branch located at Dhampur on the Kalagarh road. Just as Van driver Sumit and guard Dayaram had stepped out of the branch bearing the cash, they were confronted by unidentified robbers who fired at them, leaving them injured, before making off with the money. Police said that the assailants sped away on their motorbikes.

The injured duo has been referred to a hospital in Meerut, police said, adding that manhunt has been launched in the area to nab the culprits.