Man robbed of Rs 1.5 lakh outside Tezpur bank


Two motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed a couple of Rs 1.5 lakh outside the main SBI branch in Tezpur town today (Dec 7). The two miscreants then fled from the scene.

Simbhu Barman had withdrawn Rs 1.5 lakh from his account for the marriage of his daughter. He along with his wife were standing near a tea stall outside the bank when two youths on a motorcycle snatched the bag containing the money and made good their escape.

Incidentally, Simbhu Barman’s wife Renu claimed she saw the youths inside the bank when they were withdrawing the money.

“We had withdrawn the money and were waiting near a tea stall outside the bank when two youths on a bike snatched the money. They were also inside the bank when my husband was withdrawing the money,” she told News Live.

“One of the miscreants was wearing a cap and a black jacket while the other was wearing a T-shirt,” Renu Barman added while accusing bank officials of being involved in the robbery.

Police were informed about the incident and the victims have also lodged a case with cops.