Robber held as bank robbery attempt foiled in Rajouri


Rajouri: Police foiled a robbery attempt in the Grameen Bank branch at Palma near Rajouri and nabbed one member of the gang last night.

Sources said that some people were trying to break the shutters of the Bank branch at Palma on the outskirts of Rajouri on Kotranka road while a police party led by SHO Rajouri Chaman Gorkha rushed to the spot along with policemen and organised a trap.

It was at around 12.30 midnight that two masked men were busy breaking shutters of the bank while two others were keeping an eye on the movement of the people.

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The police party parked its vehicle at some distance, away from the spot and kept making advances while taking cover. The cops nabbed one of the robbers while three others managed to escape.

The arrested robber has been identified as Waqar Ahmed, son of Mohd Shabir, resident of Kot Dharra in Rajouri. The police claimed to have identified other members of the gang too and police parties have been sent to different locations to trap them.

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With the prompt action by police, the robbery in the bank was averted. The arrested accused has confessed the involvement of the gang in several theft cases in Kotranka and Rajouri area in the recent past.

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