Bank employee stabbed at ATM,
Rs 13 lakh looted
A State Bank of Mysore (SBM) employee was stabbed and robbed Wednesday evening while he was loading cash in an ATM at Gangondanahalli even as alert bank staff and members of the public captured one of four persons involved. Other members of the gang fled with Rs 13.31 lakh,police said. According to the eyewitness statements recorded by police,four armed men,who came on two bikes,were involved in the robbery. They entered the ATM attached to the SBMs Gangondanahalli branch,threatened the bank staff and snatched the cash bags. Gangadhar,who tried to resist,was stabbed in his stomach,the police said. While three men fled with one of the cash bags,a fourth identified as Manjunath,who carried the second bag,was captured by bank staff and members of the public.
Anti-Naxal Force personnel get gallantry award
In a first for the Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) of Karnataka,three of its personnel,including two constables,who were part of an encounter with Naxals in 2012 have been conferred with the Presidents gallantry medal for police personnel on the occasion of Independence Day. Deputy Commandant A H Shankar,constables Naveen G Naik and B D Pradeep have been chosen for the honour for their role in an encounter with Naxals on September 4,2012 at Baginamale-Cheru reserve forest near Subramanya. One Naxal,identified as Yellappa,from Raichur died in the encounter. The then Inspector General of Police (ANF) Alok Kumar said the ANF team deserved the award for the work they did during the encounter. ENS