Currency worth lakhs stolen from forex firm

Currency worth lakhs stolen from forex firm

Thieves broke into a private forex company on Wednesday night on Residency Road and made away with Indian and foreign currencies worth several lakhs.

Employees of Weizmann Forex Ltd, opposite Nagarjuna Hotel, noticed the store shutters and safe doors open when they came to open the office on Thursday morning. They immediately alerted the seniors in the company. 

Srija, the senior general manager, put the loss at Rs 30 lakh. 

A safe and two almirahs, where the currency was kept, had been broken into. A case has been registered at the Ashok Nagar Police Station. Police officials told Deccan Herald that there had been no forced entry into the office. “They seem to have used duplicate keys. The rolling shutters, the glass doors and the almirahs and the safe, were all opened using duplicate keys. 

Given the ease with which the theft has been carried out, it looks like the handiwork of some insiders,” said a police officer investigating the case. Police have already questioned several members of the staff.

Man killed in accident

A man on his way to pick his daughters up from school was killed when a speeding lorry knocked him down from his two-wheeler at Gunjur on Wednesday evening. 

The accident occurred when Munesh, 32, was on his way to the school in his motorycle at 4 pm. 

The lorry hit him head-on. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, Munesh died of injuries late in the night. 

Whitefield Traffic Police have registered a case and are investigating. The lorry driver has been arrested.

Man robbed of his car

A software company employee at Manyata Tech Park, was assaulted and robbed of his car on Wednesday night on Sarakki Main Road. 

Sourabh Ghosh, 29, a resident of Chikkabanavara, was talking to his friend when the incident occurred. 

Ghosh had parked his SUV on the roadside when three unidentified men came in a white car. 

They assaulted Ghosh and his friend and drove away the SUV.

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