Sunday, May 28, 2006

Worst security in Kathmandu,Bank looted

In daylight Sunday, five unidentified armed persons entered the Nepal Bank, Chettrapati branch in the capital, and looted Rs 100,000, police said.

Police said the robbers who came on motorbikes took the security guards under control at gunpoint and got away with the cash at around 13:00 p.m. The robbers were brandishing pistols.

Acting manager of the Bank, Kumar Prasad Sharma, confirmed to Nepalnews that five looters got away with Rs 1 million after taking the guards and other employees under control by showing pistol.

The officer also said that investigation into the case is going on.

Same as, Yesterday Two unidentified persons shot dead a youth near Rajdhani Petrol Pump at Dhumbarahi in Kathmandu.

According to Deepak Ranjit, SP at the Valley Crime Investigation Bran-ch, Hanumandhoka, the deceased, who had Mongolian features, is yet to be identified. The assailants got off a taxi and shot at the youth after overtaking the taxi the deceased had hired.

The assailants were following the taxi (Ba 1 Ja 9404) hired by the victim from Halchowk. The police have detained taxi driver Santosh Giri and impounded the taxi the deceased had hired. Search is on to identify the taxi the shooters had hired, Ranjit said.

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