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Six men involved in Rs 925 crore robbery bid at Axis Bank arrested from Jodhpur

A Jodhpur-based gang was involved in the robbery attempt. Those arrested were identified as Pramod Ram Bishnoi, Prakash Jatia, Pawan Jatia, Dharmendra Jatia, Dinesh Lohar and Jaiprakash Jatia.

February 14, 2018, 6:23 pm

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Axis bank robbery attempt at Ramesh Marg, C-Scheme in Jaipur. Video grab from CCTV.

Jaipur: Six of the 13 robbers involved in the Axis Bank robbery attempt in Jaipur last were held by a joint team of Jaipur and Jodhpur police on Sunday. All the six men were arrested from Jodhpur and Osian. Search is undergoing for the remaining robbers, police officials said. Those arrested were identified as Pramod Ram Bishnoi, Prakash Jatia, Pawan Jatia, Dharmendra Jatia, Dinesh Lohar and Jaiprakash Jatia. The robbers had attempted to loot Rs 925 crore from the chest branch of Axis bank in Jaipur last week Police officials said they stumbled upon some clues that helped them identify the robbers. The six men have allegedly confessed to the crime. The robbers had escaped from the spot in a car after they failed to rob the bank. The police collected details of vehicles that left the city from toll booths. It came up that the car in which robbers were escaping had been spotted to drive towards Pali from Ajmer. Besides, the sacks that were left by the robbers at the bank also helped the police identify the gang. “It was clear that the gang was from Marwar. We got in touch with Jodhpur police and started a search for these criminals,” said a police officer. The robbery attempt had been foiled by the alertness of a police security guard, Sitaram. A staging amount of money – nearly Rs 925 crore – was in the building  – located at Ramesh Marg of C-Scheme. Nearly 13 robbers attempted to carry out the daredevil loot at Axis Bank around 2.30 am on Tuesday. They tied up the private security guard, but had to escape when Sitaram opened fire.

First published: February 12, 2018
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