November 27, 2020

Robbers fail to steal Rs 10 lakh as steel box was too heavy in Biharsharif

Biharsharif: Armed robbers today failed in their bid to loot Rs 10 lakh from a railway guard of the Rajgir-Danapure passenger train in Bihar’s Nalanda district, police said. About half-a-dozen robbers barged into the train and allegedly robbed Rs 10 lakh contained in a steel box and a walky talky from the guard Jitendra Kumar at gunpoint before jumping out at Harnaut halt, they said.

However, the robbers abandoned the cash-filled heavy box near Cheran thermal power station as they failed to lift the heavy steel box, but walked away with Kumar’s walky talky, police said.

The robbers also fired several rounds on the cops who ran behind them in their hot pursuit, they said. Confirming the incident, Harnaut police station in-charge Awadesh Kumar Singh said that the looted steel cash box with Rs 10 lakh has been recovered and handed over to the railway authorities.

A case has been lodged in this connection and raids are being carried out to nab the robbers, he said.

Courtesy: PTI

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