Man Arrested in Delhi for ₹2 Crore Bank Theft in Manipur

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Saturday, April 06, 2024
Man Arrested in Delhi for ₹2 Crore Bank Theft in Manipur
Delhi-Manipur Police Coordination Leads to Arrest in ₹2 Crore Bank Robbery Case
Delhi, 6 April, 2024: The Delhi Police, in coordination with Manipur Police, have apprehended a 41-year-old man accused of stealing around ₹2 crore from a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Bishnupur, Manipur.

The arrested individual has been identified as Monarch Grace Laishram, a resident of Kodompokpi Mamang Awang Leikai in Imphal West district. He worked as a senior assistant at the SBI Bishnupur branch.

According to officials, Laishram went missing on April 2 after allegedly stealing ₹2 crore from the bank's locker room. A complaint was subsequently filed against him at the Nambol Police Station in Bishnupur district.

Following an investigation, the Bishnupur Police alerted the Delhi Police about Laishram's whereabouts. On Friday, a joint operation led to his arrest from Patel Chest Christian Colony, located near the Maurice Nagar Police Station in New Delhi, around 5:30 PM.

The Manipur Police Control Room confirmed the arrest in a statement released to the media on Friday night. It stated, "On 05.04.2024, Manipur police, with active coordination from Delhi police, arrested one Monarch Laishram from Patel Chest Christian Colony, Delhi. He had been on the run after stealing about ₹2 crore in cash from SBI Bishnupur."

Authorities are expected to initiate legal proceedings against Laishram for the alleged theft from the bank's premises. Further details regarding the investigation and recovery of the stolen money are awaited.

The case highlights the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies across states to apprehend individuals accused of financial crimes.