4 being quizzed for gold theft in bank

Warrangal, May 14: Four persons were taken into custody for questioning for their possible role in the theft of Rs 1.36 crore worth of gold from the Andhra Bank branch at Gudur in Warangal district.

A special investigation team (SIT) headed by Mahaboobabad deputy superintendent of police Prasad Rao and three inspectors and two SIs was formed to probe the case.

Police said that they suspect persons who were aware of the functioning of the bank and its topography were involved in the theft. Police reportedly took into custody for questioning bank attender Komala Chary and goldsmith Raja Chary and two other persons who used to frequent the bank to arrange loans to customers.

Police have also questioned bank manager Nageshwar Rao and also nine other staff members.

Meanwhile, banking operations resumed in the branch today. Customers, who have deposited their gold to secure loans, today came and gave details about the gold deposited by them.