Udupi, Mar 13, 2015 : As per reports, a Syndicate Bank branch manager was allegedly threatened by a person at gunpoint here at Halladi branch in Halladi-Harkadi village in Kota on March 12.
According to police, the accused identified as Ajith Shetty threatened the bank manager showing the pistol and demanded Rs 5 lakh and gold immediately. He also had shown the other people in the bank a small button and said that if he presses the button, the entire bank would be blasted. Before threatening them, he had placed a black gaget in a corner of the bank.
The bank manger directed the attender to bring the key and in between he tried to raise an alarm and accosted the culprit the help of the attender. The accused tried escaping and in the process, the shutter door of the bank hit the accused and the bank personnel were able to overpower him. They also took away his pistol and bag, which contained a sharp knife. The matter is being investigated and the person in custody.