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Criminals loot Rs 22 lakh from Indian bank in Bihar ahead of Diwali

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PATNA: Daring criminals looted Rs 22 lakh (Rs 2.2 million) from a nationalised bank in Bihar at the point of gun ahead of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali.

The incident took place in the Katara Chowk-branch of the Indian Bank located in Sheikhpura district on Thursday.

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Reports said the arms-wielding criminals entered into the bank once it opened in the morning and looted the cash after holding hostage the bank manager and other officials.

As per reports, the criminals also snatched the mobile phones of some customers before fleeing the scene.

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The police are conducting raids to nab the absconding criminals.

This is the second major incident of bank loot in the past one-and-a-half month.

In August, the criminals had looted Rs 45 lakhs (Rs 4.5 million) from the cash van of Allahabad Bank in Dhanarua block in Patna district.

Reports said the cash van carrying the said amount was on way to Patna when the criminals targeted it near Neema village along NH 83 and fled the scene after looting the case.

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