'Human bomb' robs bank in Delhi
Over Rs 40 lakh were looted in the robbery that took place in the Vikaspuri branch of the Unit Trust of India bank.india Updated: May 09, 2006 10:05 IST
An unidentified man, claiming to be a human bomb, robbed over Rs 40 lakh from the Unit Trust of India's Vikaspuri branch on Monday, police officials said.
Officials said that after standing in a queue at the cash counter for half an hour, he threatened to blow himself up if he was not given the money.
Bank manager Sandeep Dhama then handed over the keys of the strong room to the burglar.
However, Deputy Commissioner of Police Robin Hibu said, "We are surprised that even though there were four armed guards inside the bank, the bank manager neither informed the police nor did he try to alert the guards."
He added, "Even though the man had spent over an hour inside the bank, the manager did not inform the police."
"We are investigating the case and everybody, including the bank employees, could be involved in the loot," said Hibu.
He said that the police had also asked the bank for the number series on the currency notes so that other banks and the Reserved Bank of India could be alerted.