//Man poses as human bomb to rob Delhi bank

Man poses as human bomb to rob Delhi bank

08 May 2006 # IANS

New Delhi: An unidentified man claiming to be a human bomb robbed Rs.4 million from a bank in west Delhi Monday, police officials here said.

The man robbed the Unit Trust of India's Vikaspuri branch where he spent an hour.

The officials said that after standing in a queue at the cash counter for half an hour, he threatened to blow himself up if he was not given money.

After Sandeep Dhama, the bank manager, handed over the keys of the strong room to him, the man reportedly asked a cashier to bring him the money.

However, deputy commissioner of police Robin Hibu said, "We are surprised that even though there were four armed guards inside the bank, the bank manager neither informed the police nor did he tried to alert the armed guards."

He added, "Even though the man had spent over an hour inside the bank, the manager did not inform the police."

"We are investigating the case and everybody, including the bank employees, could be involved in the loot," said Hibu.

He said the police have also asked the bank for the number series on the currency notes so that other banks and the Reserved Bank of India can be alerted.