With no cash to loot, burglars take properties of Kangpokpi Manipur State Co-operative Bank branch


Kangpokpi: After the recent looting incident at Churachandpur Axis Bank branch located at Teddim Road and Thangzam Road’s junction at Lamka Town, burglars looted properties of Manipur State Co-operative Bank Kangpokpi branch located at IT Road, Ward No.17, Kangpokpi.

Manipur State Co-operative Bank Kangpokpi branch deputy manager, Ngaoni Dovei filed a complaint to Kangpokpi Police OC regarding the incident on Wednesday.

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The deputy manager along with two other staff opened the bank at around 11:30 AM Wednesday to resume banking services to customers in the area. However, they found that properties of the bank including 6 Computer Sets, one Canon Printer, one CCTV Camera Hard Drive had been looted and the Cash vault of the bank had been broken.

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However, no cash was looted from the bank as the branch had already taken out all the cash from the cash vault as well as from the bank ATM in the middle week of May as advised by the Head Office.

In his complaint, the deputy manager mentions that the bank remained closed from May 4 till July 10 in view of the prevailing law and order situation in Manipur and seeks necessary action for causing damage and loot of the bank’s property by unknown miscreants.

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Newmai News Network: Two incidents of looting banks were reported in the violence-hit Churachandpur district since the eruption of the violence more than two months ago.

There was a report of looting the Churachandpur branch of Axis Bank which was closed since May 4.

The looting of that bank came to light when the bank branch was reopened on July 10. Sources had said that cash and jewellery items worth over Rs 2.25 crore were found missing.

The looting incident came to light when the manager of the bank branch went to the bank at 1.30 pm. He found the strong room was broken, reports said.

Further examination found that the looting took place after the miscreants entered the strong room of the bank by breaking the ventilator of the bathroom.

On the night of the very first day of the eruption of the violence, on May 3 midnight, a mob slammed into the Churachandpur branch of Manipur State Cooperative Bank at New Lamka and looted cash worth over Rs 11 lakh after vandalism, the reports also said.

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