34 lakh looted from bank van in W Delhi
In yet another daylight robbery, armed men intercepted a bank van loaded with cash near Lajwanti Chowk in southwest Delhi, broke the windowpane and shot the security guard.
They beat up the driver and another attendant before fleeing with Rs 34 lakh. The robbers, driving a white Santro, wore masks.
Guard Avadh Bihari Shukla sustained two bullet injuries. Police say the bank staff kept the cash in a plastic bag and the robbers were aware of their movements.
This is the third daring robbery in April. On Tuesday, armed assailants robbed a jewellery shop in Rohini and last fortnight, struck a bank recovery van at Masjid Moth, robbing Rs 30 lakh.
Employees of Ghaziabad’s Mahamedha Cooperative Bank came to withdraw Rs 50 lakh from IndusInd Bank’s Punjabi Bagh branch. “One of our employees deposited Rs 16 lakh at the same branch. They were robbed on the way to the bank’s Janakpuri branch before they could deposit the remaining 34 lakh,” said Mahamedha director AK Chawla.