Bank's missing cash baffles City police

Rs 13.6 lakh theft at Basavanagudi SBI


While the police suspect insiders’ hand in the Rs 13.6 lakh cash theft at the bank’s Basavanagudi branch, they have, however, played it by the book, seeking further details from the management.

According to the police, the bank’s senior official, had, on October 1, drew Rs 19 lakh from the strong room, and had kept Rs 13.6 lakh in a trunk for the ATM facility outside the bank’s premises. He had apportioned Rs 3 lakh each for the bank’s counters. However, when the official returned to pick the trunk, found it missing. While, the police were told that the bank’s CCTV had been non-functional since September, what has roiled the crime officers is what were the bank staff doing and where were the guards? Will the management’s explanation lift the veil over the robbery or the police will be sent on a wild goose chase before they nab the culprits only time will tell. For now though, this is one mystery of the missing money, Sherlock Holmes would love to go sleuthing.

Three held for murder
The police, on Tuesday, arrested three persons in connection with the murder of Somashekhar, alias Petty, whose body was found in a drain on Oct 11.
Ironically, the three accused — B Vivek of Chamarajpet, Shabarish of Azadnagar and Chidananda of Papareddypalya — were friends of the victim.

According to the police a petty quarrel among them led to the murder of Somashekhar, who, incidentally, was himself involved in an assault case in March at Chamarajpet. He, had stabbed the cashier of a hotel, who had demanded payment of the food bill.
Prior to his murder, following a quarrel among friends, in a fit of anger, Somashekhar is said to have stabbed Shabarish, injuring him. The friends took him to the nearby hospital for treatment. While returning in an auto, the three arrested picked a quarrel with Somashekhar, snatched his knife and stabbed him. Somashekhar died instantly. To cover up their crime, the accused, placed auto driver Mallikarjun’s cellphone in the victim’s shirt pocket, before throwing the body in a drain and fleeing from the scene. Vivek is an employee of a mobile service provider company and Shabarish works in a multinational bank. Chidananda had failed to complete a Diploma in Computer Science.

Four arrested
The City Market police arrested four persons in a laptop theft case and recovered 16 laptops and a two-wheeler worth Rs six lakh. The accused are Nirmal Kumar (19) of RMC Yard, Sultan (20) of Nandini Layout, Gause Pasha (19) of Gorguntepalya and Ishwar (21) of Koramangala. They were employed at RT Outsourcing Services Limited in Gorguntepalya. They had stolen the laptops a few months ago. The police arrested them when they were trying to sell the laptops at City Market. Another accused Stephen is at large.

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