Agra (UP), Jul 17: Six armed men plundered around 15 kilograms of gold and Rs 5 lakh cash from a Manappuram Finance branch in Kamla Nagar area here on Saturday, police said According to the police, two of the six defamed were killed in an encounter. Six armed men invaded the office of the Manappuram Finance branch around 2 pm. They threatened the staff present there and looted around 15 kilograms of gold, the police said, adding they were wearing masks and caps to hide their identity.
ADG, Agra Zone, Rajeev Krishna told reporters that six armed men entered the premises and dominated the staff and took around 15 kilograms of gold. IG, Agra, Naveen Arora said that two of the accused — identified as Manish Pandey and Nirdosh Kumar, residents of Firozabad — were killed in an encounter with the police.
Police rescued around 7.5 kilograms of gold and Rs 1.5 lakh cash from their hold, he said. “Police collected CCTV footage and began probing the matter. Tips was received that the defamed were on Khandoli-Etmadpur road and hid in a medical store. When police moved there, the accused opened fire on them, Arora said.
Police reciprocated and Manish Pandey and Nirdosh Kumar were harmed in police firing. They were rushed to Khandoli CHC for treatment, but doctors there referred both to S N Medical College, where they were asserted brought dead,” he said. “The search for the other victim is ongoing,” the IG said.
A police squad has been bestowed Rs 1 lakh cash prize by ADG, Agra Zone, Rajeev Krishna for the appreciable work after the loot event, Arora said. Vijay Narwaria, manager of Manappuram Gold Loan branch in Kamla Nagar, told reporters that six armed men invaded the building in the afternoon. Initially, they asked for a gold loan, but later terrorized all of us at gunpoint and forcibly took around 15-16 kilograms of gold and Rs 5 lakh cash, he added. .