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Ten lakh looted in Giridih

Hazaribagh, May 26: A gang of robbers struck at Giridih’s Krishna Nagar Mohalla last night, breaking open 10 almirahs of a residence and cleaning away cash and ornaments estimated to be worth Rs 10 lakh.

The property is co-owned by three brothers — two bank managers and one legal inspector of CCL posted at Bokaro. While Ezaz Ahmed is the manager of Giridih branch of Gramin Bank, his brother Imtiyaz is the manager of State Bank of India and is based at Patna. The third, Neyaz Ahmed, is posted at Bokaro’s Bermo.

Sources said that Ezaz had built a new house for himself and used to stay there with his family. He had locked up the old house around 10.30pm yesterday, taking his son with him to sleep at the new apartment. He came back around 8am today to find the lock of the front door broken.

Later, he claimed that the robbers had scaled the walls to gain access to the premises.

Surprisingly, apart from ornaments and cash, the gang had not touched any other valuable, including an expensive camera that was lying on a table.

We know that the robbers cleaned out cash worth Rs 25,000. But we are yet to establish the value of ornaments that were stolen,” said officer in charge of Giridih’s town police station Ravindra Singh.