Crime and Accident

Dacoits loot Rs 7 lakh from bank in Nagpur district

Dacoits loot Rs 7 lakh from bank in Nagpur district

Nagpur: A gang of armed dacoits stormed into a UCO Bank branch near here today and decamped with around Rs 7 lakh, the Nagpur Rural police said.

The incident took place at around 4.50 pm when at least five to eight armed men, some of them wielding pistols and knives, broke into the UCO Bank branch at Gondegaon WCL mines in Kanhan village of this district, they said.

The dacoits looted around Rs 7 lakh from the bank.

They then smashed the CCTV cameras installed in the bank premsies and also took away the DVR (digital video recorder) while fleeing in a silver Innova car, the police said.

An officer of the Nagpur Rural Control Room told PTI the police have erected road blocks and maintaining a vigil on entry and exit poists in the area to nab the culprits.

—PTI