DERGAON, Dec 7 - Miscreants looted Rs 19.30 lakh from the Dergaon branch of the United Bank of India (UBI) on Friday night in Golaghat district. The incident came to light in the morning today.
The bank manager said that the miscreants had damaged the connection of CCTV cameras and the alarm of the bank. “The miscreants planned the loot”, the manager said.
However, it is alleged that the CCTV cameras were inactive before the incident. The branch had five employees only and there was no provision of a night chowkidar where the huge amount was kept. A source claimed that the manager kept the huge amount beyond the cash limit of the branch.
The higher police officers including the Golaghat Superintendent of Police (SP) rushed to the spot and started investigations with the help of a sniffer dog.
The Golaghat SP, Pushpraj Singh who is monitoring the investigation personally said that police had collected several evidences and will be able to nab the culprit.
Police said that the miscreants had left behind the gloves, LPG cylinder, cutter, polythene etc., used in the loot. Eight persons were picked up on suspicion.