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Bengal man sentenced to 7 yrs for attempted bank robbery

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A Sessions Court here in Mumbai awarded a seven-year prison sentence to Neelkanth Mandal, a 28-year-old resident of West Bengal, for attempting to rob a bank on Charni Road in March 2021.

The accused, armed with a knife, entered the bank and demanded cash, but security successfully subdued him.

According to the prosecution case filed at D. B. Marg Police Station by the bank’s assistant manager, on March 23, 2021, the bank was operating as usual, with the complainant stationed at counter number 4. At around 9:30 am, Mandal entered the bank wielding a knife.

The complainant recounted, “The security guard swiftly pursued him. Despite this, Mandal brandished his knife, threatening the complainant to hand over cash or face harm to all those present. While the security guard attempted to restrain him, the complainant hurried to the manager’s office and urged him to sound the alarm.”

As the chief manager activated the alarm and informed the police, Mandal freed himself and headed towards the cash counter. The guard managed to apprehend him, and other staff members joined in restraining Mandal.

When the police arrived, Mandal was handed over to them and subsequently booked for attempted robbery.

During the trial, the court rejected the accused’s claim that he was falsely implicated in the crime.

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