A gang of burglars looted Rs 1.22 crore from the Oriental Bank of Commerce at Saidpur village of Kharkhoda tehsil in Sonepat district of Haryana Wednesday night.
According to the police, burglars broke the bank’s backside wall and decamped with most of the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes totalling Rs 1.22 crore that had been deposited by people. Burglars could only find around Rs 30,000 new currency notes.
Saidpur police post in-charge, ASI Ravinder, said, “Burglars with faces covered, entered the bank after breaking the back wall and disabling CCTV cameras. The cameras could only capture their hands. There was no night guard at the bank.” He said a case of theft and criminal conspiracy had been registered and hunt launched to nab the burglars. The incident came to light after the bank opened on Thursday morning.
In a similar incident, burglars had looted Rs 81.46 lakh of demonetised currency on the night of November 19 from the Punjab National Bank branch in Khera Alampur village of Rewari district.