PATNA: Rampaging gangsters today looted Rs 2.5 million from a bank’s cash van in Bihar, the second such incident in the past two days, raising a big question mark over the prevailing law and order situation in the state.
The incident took place in Bodh Gaya-Mohanpur road in Gaya district today.
Reports said the bank staffs were carrying the cash on a private ambassador car today when the motorcycle-borne criminals fired upon the car and fled after looting the cash.
The driver sustained serious injuries in the incident and has been admitted to a local hospital.
The money was being carried to a local branch of the Punjab National Bank.
In a prompt action, however, the police later recovered the cash and arrested five criminals who were involved in the crime.
On Monday, the criminals had looted Rs 6 million from a bank’s cash van in Patna district after killing three security guards and the driver.
The incident took place at Bagha Tola village located under Belchhi police station in Barh sub-division of Patna district today.
Reports said the cash van carrying the money was on way to the local branch of the Punjab National Bank located at the village when eight miscreants riding on motorcycles tried to rob the cash.
On being opposed, the criminals opened fire on the guards and bank staffs, leaving two of them dead, reports said.
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