Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Police investigation in the case of a security guard of district cooperative bank in Champawat shot dead two of his colleagues following an altercation on March 16 revealed that the guard Dinesh Bora contracted through a local security agency was not properly trained. Bora had reportedly shot dead the bank cashier Lalit Bisht and peon Rajesh Verma at the bank in Khetikhan. Investigation has revealed various aspects. According to sources, the accused guard said that he was also being made to work as peon in the bank in addition to guarding the bank even though a peon was also working in the bank. He is reported to have claimed that the bank employees who took bribes for clearing loans were not giving him a share. He was said to be hot-tempered and had quarrled with the bank employees on this issue more than once in the past. The joint team of police and revenue police had interrogated the accused after he was arrested on the day of incident. He was in drunk when he was arrested. When he became sober he is reported to be confessed to his crime. Sources said that he had told the bank officials on many occasions to raise his salary. He was reported to be disturbed due to his salary being reportedly low and due to bank employees purportedly not giving him a share in the bribes they took. Meanwhile, the Champawat superintendent of police Dhirendra Singh Gunjyal said that the accused had admitted his crime. Interrogation revealed that he is a hot-tempered person who had also been tense for some days. Further, it has been ascertained that he was not properly trained and wrongly appointed for guarding the bank by the security agency. He said that he presided over a meeting with the bank officials and directed them to install CCTV camera, properly trained guard like an ex-serviceman. Problems faced by them should be communicated to the police without delay, he added. The SP said that after receiving complaint from the families of the deceased, a case under section 302 of IPC was registered at Lohaghat police station. Notably, four persons- branch manager Naresh Lal, cashier Lalit Bisht, peon Rajesh Verma and guard Dinesh Bora were reported to be working in the bank which has been operational for some years now.
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