Gold Worth ₹1.25 Crore Stolen From Bank Locker In Saharsa | Patna News

PATNA: Gold worth over Rs 1.25 crore was stolen from a locker of State Bank of India’s Baijnathpur branch in Saharsa district. While two bank employees were suspended, the police on Friday recovered stolen gold worth Rs 30 lakh and arrested three people.
The matter came to light during a routine check on May 10. ADG (headquarters) J S Gangwar said the theft took place on April 23, but the FIR was lodged on May 10. Gangwar said three people have been arrested, including a sanitation worker, who had allegedly stolen the gold from the bank’s locker. He had also sold some of the stolen gold.
Gangwar said the locker can be opened only with two different keys. “One of the keys was with the service manager of the bank and another with a cash incharge. The two have said that they forgot to take the keys before the bank was closed for Ram Navami. Both of them have been suspended by the bank,” Gangwar added.
SBI regional manager B K Singh told reporters that gold was found missing from the locker during a routine check on May 10. “We immediately lodged an FIR at the local police station,” Singh said, adding the sanitation worker, Umesh Mallik, had been named in the complaint along with some unidentified people. Singh said two bank employees who were supposed to keep the keys of the locker have been suspended. He said the gold was deposited by the customers against the loan they had taken from the bank.

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