Manipur bank heist: Masked gunmen loot Rs. 18.85 cr from PNB Ukhrul in 10 minutes
First Published: 1st December, 2023 9:14 IST
They tied the staff up with ropes and locked them inside the toilet. At gunpoint, they forced the bank's manager to open the vault
In the biggest-ever bank robbery in Manipur’s history, masked gunmen looted Rs 18.85 crore from the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Ukhrul branch on Thursday evening in 10 minutes.
At around 5.40 pm yesterday evening, 8-10 unidentified masked men carrying sophisticated weapons, dressed in camouflage stormed into the bank, forcing the security personnel guarding the main gate of the Bank out of their way. They tied the staff up with ropes and locked them inside the toilet.
At gunpoint, they forced the bank’s manager to open the vault, and robbed Rs. 18.85 crore in just 10 minutes.
The bank is located at in Viewland-I, in the heart of Ukhrul Town.
Security has been beefed up in and around the surrounding areas and a massive manhunt launched to arrest the culprits, said Police.
Till this morning, no one has claimed responsibility nor any arrests made.
Also Read: Historic: UNLF signs peace pact with GoI
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live Former Sikkim Speaker and SDF leader KN Rai attacked at Melli during door-to-door campaign01st March 2024
Live Greater Tipraland demand: Tiprasa Accord to be signed tomorrow01st March 2024
Live Manipur Assembly once again urges Centre to expedite implementation of NRC01st March 2024
Live Anti-CAA protests: Assam Police flexes muscle to deal with situation01st March 2024
Manipur Assembly once again urges Centre to expedite implementation of NRC
Manipur CM N Biren Singh today expressed grave concern over the creation of new villages by illegal migrants, that too at an alarming level01st March 2024
Manipur: Suspense continues over renewal of SoO with Kuki-Zo militant groups
The Manipur assembly yesterday passed a uninimous resolution to urge the Centre to abrogate the Suspension of Operations (SoO) with Kuki-Zo Armed Groups.01st March 2024
Manipur: CM N Biren chairs crucial meet of aggrieved Manipur Police personnel
The meeting comes in the wake of protest by Manipur Police personnel of 4 districts following the attack on Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Imphal West, Moirangthem Amit Singh and Officer In-charge of Imphal West Commandos P. Achouba29th February 2024
Manipur Commandos surrender arms, protest not being allowed to retaliate attack on ASP Amit Moirangthem
The Police personnel have demanded free hand to retaliate when attacked by armed miscreants28th February 2024
Manipur: Security beefed up after Imphal West ASP Amit Moirangthem’s house attacked by armed gunmen
Security deployment was witnessed in Imphal with security forces armed with light machine guns and automatic weapons deployed on the streets of the state capital28th February 2024