Rawalpindi: Policeman held as investigation starts into bank robbery
RAWALPINDI: According to the Dawn News on Wednesday, probe into one of the biggest bank robberies in the city continued on Tuesday with registration of a case against a policeman, as the bank officials calculated how much they have lost.
Qasir Mehmood Qureshi, the cash officer of My Bank and one of the robbery victims, estimated Rs1.96 million, a laptop, and a 30-bore pistol were taken away by robbers, who entered the bank as customers in casual dress.
The police have collected fingerprints, to be sent to NADRA, with the help of mobile forensic laboratory.
The police have drawn sketches of the robbers with the help of victims’ description and the CCTV footage and launched a hunt.
Khalid Khan, a police constable posted at the bank, was absent from duty when the robbery took place on Monday. Booked for negligence, he had to be on duty from 9am to 5.30pm on Monday but he was missing throughout the day.
Sub Inspector Zulfiqar Ali, who is leading investigation, said he would interrogate the private security guards posted outside the bank. “Private security guards deployed at banks and other commercial buildings lack proper training to counter criminals” he said.
Meanwhile, a house was ransacked by two unidentified armed men at Girja Road on Tuesday, the victim said.
Sardar Tabarak told Dawn that he along with his wife was at home when two unidentified armed men entered his home.
He said the robbers tortured his wife and held him hostage. They escaped with Rs100,000 and gold ornaments.
However, Mr Tabarak also added that the robbers apologised to him as they were grabbing cash and jewellery, saying they wanted to target another house as its inmates, according to their information, lived abroad.