On 19 February 2018, Robbers broke into one of the branches of Union Bank of India in Kanpur by using a gas cutter and drilling a hole in the wall. They further broke 32 lockers and looted cash & jewellery stored in it.
The robbers wore mask on their faces and disabled CCTV cameras first thing before entering at the UBI’s Pashupati Nagar branch in Naubasta, Kanpur. This Bank branch has an empty plot next to it, from there robbers drilled a wall and broke the window to enter in the bank.
The senior superintendent of police (SSP) Akhilesh Kumar told that the robbery is worth crores. The actual amount will be disclosed after the evaluation of the same.
Mr. Kumar further told that robbers succeeded to open 32 bank lockers out of 220; they also tried to open cash stock room but failed. It seemed that they had spent several hours to make this heist possible.
Earlier in the morning when bank officials reached the office, they found the hole in the wall and broken locks of the locker boxes scattered on the floor. Later they informed the police and forensic experts were called at the site to investigate the crime further.
Reportedly, Akhilesh Jaiswal, the Station house officer at Naubasta, was expelled from his post and questioned regarding wilful negligence of his duty.