Dacoits loot Rs 19 lakh from bank in Hooghly

Chinsurah: Unknown gunmen Friday looted Rs 19 lakh from a bank minutes after the officials opened it for daily work at Dankuni in Hooghly district.

"Five persons riding motorcycles barged into the Dankuni Station Road branch of United Bank of India and looted the money from its vault," Superintendent of Police, Tanmay Roychowdhury told reporters after visiting the bank.

He said the alarm of the bank did not work, there was no CCTV and the security was poor.

The police said the bank manager and a few other employees had arrived at the bank when the incident took place.

The gunmen held pistols and took all the mobile phones of the employees, the police said.