Gramin Bank robbery attempt foiled, one held

The police foiled  robbery attempt  in  Gramin Bank branch at  Palma near Rajouri  and nabbed one member of the gang last night.
Official sources said that acting swiftly on the   basis of an information that some people were trying to break the shutters of the Bank branch at Palma on the outskirts of Rajouri  on Kotranka road, the  police party led by SHO Rajouri Chaman Gorkha rushed to the spot along with police men  and organised a trap.
It was at around 12.30 midnight that two masked men were busy  in breaking shutters of the bank while two others were keeping an eye on the movement of the people. The police party parked its vehicle at some distance away from the spot and kept making advances taking cover. The cops nabbed one of the robbers while three others managed to escape.
The arrested robber has been identified as Waqar Ahmed, son of Mohd Shabir, resident of Kot Dharra in Rajouri. The police claimed to have identified the other members of the gang. It said that police parties have been sent to different locations to trap the other robbers.
With the prompt action by police, the robbery in the bank was averted. The arrested accused has confessed the involvement of the gang in several theft cases in Kotranka and Rajouri area in the recent past. Further investigation was in progress.

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