Govt employee among two arrested for abortive bank robbery bid in Sunderbani


RAJOURI: Two persons, including a Government employee, were arrested for their alleged involvement in setting ablaze a saw mill and attempting to loot an adjoining bank in Rajouri district, police said on Saturday.
Rajouri police said that the incident took place in intervening night of Thursday and Friday when a saw mill caught fire and got damaged under mysterious conditions and later it came to fore during spot examination that a theft was attempted in Canara Bank, located adjacent to saw mill. Some unknown persons broke wall of the bank and with criminal intention entered the premised to loot the cash and also set ablaze the saw mill.
Taking cognizance of matter and on the basis of written complaint, a case in FIR 103/2021 under sections 457, 380, 436, 511 of IPC was registered at Sunderbani police station and Superintendent of Police Rajouri constituted an investigation team headed by Station House Officer Sunderbani under supervision of Sub Divisional Police Officer Nowshera and overall supervision of Additional SP Nowshera.
Setting investigation into motion soon after registering the FIR, the investigation team of police gathered some technical and human inputs and zeroed on two suspects and detained both of them. During sustained interrogation, the suspects confessed crime of house break, attempting robbery in Canara Bank besides setting ablaze saw mill.
The accused were identified as Pushpinder Sharma, son of Late Rattan Lal, resident of Gag village of Sunderbani, an employee of Jal Shakti Department (PHE) and Ankit Sudan, son of Madan Lal, resident of Thandapani, Sunderbani.
Both the accused were arrested and further investigation in the matter is going on. The weapons of offence used by criminals to break the wall of bank have also been recovered on their disclosure.