rawalpindi - A gang of six robbers stormed into a private bank here at Shamsabad area and made off with Rs 1.8 million while injuring the security guard over resistance, informed sources yesterday.

The injured guard was rushed to Holy Family Hospital (HFH) for medical treatment where he was identified as Tanveer. City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi reached the spot soon after the robbery.

Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja suspended the station house officer (SHO) of police station New Town, Sub-Inspector Altaf Gohar, for not making proper security arrangements in his jurisdiction that led to bank robbery.

According to sources, a gang of six robbers holding 9mm pistols arrived outside Al-Meezan Bank located at Shamasabad in broad day light and tried to enter the bank. However, the security guards deputed there tried to stop the robbers on which the robbers injured a security guard by hitting handle of pistol on his head. Later, the robbers entered the bank and made the entire staff and clients hostage at gunpoint, sources said adding that the robbers collected Rs 1.8 million and fled. The incident swelled a wave of panic in the locality.

“Robbers looted Rs 1.8 million at gunpoint and injured a security guard over showing resistance. We will soon arrest the robbers and recover the plundered amount,” CPO Abbasi told media.

Police registered a case against the robbers on the complaint of bank manager and started investigation. The investigators also took the CCTV footage of the bank.

On the other hand, RPO Wisal Fakhar has shown SHO Altaf Gohar the door for not enhancing security of bank and controlling other street crimes including purse snatching.

Separately, the RPO suspended the personal staff officer of Superintendent of Police Dr Sardar Ghias Gull over bad repute in police department and defying transfer orders, informed sources yesterday.

Meanwhile, police found a bullet-riddled dead body of a security guard of a private company from the basement of a plaza located at 5th Road, sources informed yesterday. On the other hand, a man was murdered within the limits of Police Station Naseerabad. Police were interrogating the murder case.