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Guard foils dacoity bid in Jaipur bank

A dacoity at Axis Bank’s chest branch in Jaipur was foiled by a police guard who fired upon seeing the intruders on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

jaipur Updated: Feb 06, 2018 22:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rajasthan news,Bank dacoity,Guard foils
A CCTV footage of a masked person arriving for bank heist in the chest branch of Axis Bank in Jaipur late on Monday night. (CCTV footage )

A dacoity at Axis Bank’s chest branch in Jaipur was foiled by a police guard who fired upon seeing the intruders on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

At about 2:30 am, more than a dozen men in an SUV reached the bank and entered the premises by jumping over the main gate, said Yogesh Dadhich, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Jaipur South. The bank is located in the Ashok Nagar area of the city.

The DCP added that the intruders – four or five among whom were armed with handguns and iron rods – overpowered the security guard at the entrance and held him captive. “Then they managed to open one more gate of the bank. While they were trying to open the third gate, the noise alerted the police constable who was inside,” said Dadhich.

Constable Sitaram told TV channels that when he saw the men trying to break the door he called them out which made them move back a little. “I fired in the air which scared them and they fled the spot,” said Sitaram.

A case of attempt to dacoity has been registered against unidentified persons. “We have been unable to identify the men till now as they were masked. The number of their car is also not clear from the CCTV footages. But we’re trying to draw a route map of their vehicle which will provide us some clue,” said the DCP.

He said the bank had flouted the security norms laid down by the Reserve Bank of India as no alarm went off even after two gates were breached.

The police commissioner lauded the constable for his work and requested the director general of police to give him a gallantry promotion.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 21:30 IST