Bank Officer Raises Alarm & Foils Robbery in Jalgaon, Shot Dead
One of the robbers tried to overpower Karansingh Negi (inset) at his workstation, but he immediately bent down and pressed the burglar alarm. He was shot on the shoulder and died on the way to hospital.
Nashik: Two armed robbers shot dead the assistant branch manager of Vijaya Bank at Nimbol village in Raver taluka of Jalgaon district, around 310km from here, on Tuesday afternoon. The incident was a near re-run of the shooting that left an IT engineer dead at the office of Muthoot Finance Company in Nashik on June 14. The criminals fired at Karansingh Negi (31), who foiled the robbery by pressing the burglar alarm. Negi was hit by the bullet in the shoulder and died on his way to hospital due to excessive bleeding. Police said the robbers came around 2.20pm on a motorcycle and wearing black helmets and brandishing revolvers. One of them fired a bullet at a wall in an attempt to frighten the five bank employees, including two women. Jalgaon SP Panjabrao Ugle told TOI that one of the robbers tried to overpower Negi at his workstation. “However, Negibent down and pressed the burglar alarm, which caught the goons off guard. They quickly turned to the exit. When Negi stood up, one of the robbers fired at him. The bullet hit Negi in the right shoulder and he collapsed,” he said.
Negi, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, was living in a rented house in Nimbol. Police officials commended him for displaying alacrity by pressing the alarm, which prevented the criminals from robbing the bank. Bank officials said the branch manager was out when the robbers entered. The Vijaya Bank branch is around 17km from the MP border. The Jalgaon police enforced nakabandi along all the roads leading to the MP border. The police said they were yet to establish the direction in which the robbers had fled. Some villagers told the police that they had seen two men spend some time sitting opposite the bank. “They left a water bottle there. They were probably waiting for the right time to enter the bank,” a police official said. Meanwhile, the state home department has taken a strong view of the two armed robberies. Minister of state for home Deepak Kesarkar said he was upset with the Jalgaon police. “After the Nashik shooting incident, the police have to be on their toes,” he added.
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