A shocking incident has happened in Karnataka. Here a person set fire to the bank due to non-receipt of loan. According to the police, upset over the rejection of his loan application, a man torched a bank building in Haveri district on Sunday. An arrest has been made by registering a case against the accused at the Kaginelli police station.
The accused, who set the bank building on fire, has been identified as Waseem Hazratsab Mulla, a resident of Rattihalli town. According to police reports, the accused had approached a branch of Canara Bank and submitted an application to get the loan. He had contacted the branch in Hedugonda village under the jurisdiction of Kaginale police. The bank later rejected his application as his CIBIL score was low and denied the loan after verification of documents.
Angered by the bank’s decision to reject his loan application, the accused reached the bank branch late and broke a window. The accused sprinkled petrol inside the bank’s office before setting it on fire. The incident was reported to the police by a passerby when he saw smoke billowing out of the building.
The fire caused a loss of Rs 12 lakh, including computers, fans, lights, passbook printers, cash counting machines, documents, CCTV and cash counters, all of which were destroyed, police said. The accused was arrested and a case has been registered at Kaginelli police station under sections 436, 477, 435 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 3:22 p.m.