A bank field officer was shot at and a peon was injured by four unidentified assailants who robbed them of Rs 9.5 lakh in cash in the Keshav Puram area on Monday.
The police said the incident was reported around 3.15 pm,when Surender Kumar Aggarwal (50),a field officer with Nagarik Sahakari Bank,and peon Ashwini Kumar were going towards the Tri Nagar area to deposit money in another branch.
They had taken an autorickshaw from the Pitampura branch and were carrying a bag with the cash in it. When they reached the Keshav Puram flyover,four unidentified assailants on two motorcycles intercepted them and asked Surender to hand over the bag. However,he resisted and both of them got out of the autorickshaw. On this,one of the assailants shot Surender in the buttocks and Ashwini was hit with the butt of a gun, a senior police officer said. The assailants then snatched the bag and made away.
Bhagirath,an eyewitness,said: We heard the man scream. Some people tried to approach the autorickshaw but the assailants fired in the air to scare them away. None of the assailants were wearing helmets or masks.
Both bank personnel were taken to a hospital,where they are said to be doing well.
The manager of the branch where Surender works said,We got a call from the police about the incident and left immediately.
The police said Surender,who lives in the Subzi Mandi area,has been working with the bank for the past 20 years and that bank officials told them he couldnt be involved in the incident.
The autorickshaw driver and other eyewitnesses are being questioned by the police. As of now,we cannot say who is involved in the incident, N S Bundela,Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest),said. He,however,ruled out the involvement of the autorickshaw driver in the incident.
A case under sections 394 and 397 has been registered at the Keshav Puram police station and probe is on in the matter.