Bank robbery: Chennai cops seek Centre, Interpol help to bring security guard to city

Bank robbery: Chennai cops seek Centre, Interpol help to bring security guard to city

Though a security guard was arrested in Nepal on Thursday in connection with a robbery in the Indian Overseas Bank’s Virugambakkam branch, the Chennai police are finding it tough to bring him to the city, due to extradition treaty between Nepal and India.

Following this, they have sought the help of CBI and Interpol. “Since there are some issues in bringing him to the city due to extradition treaty between India and Nepal, things are being worked out. He will be brought here in a day or two,” sources said.

The security guard, Shabi Lal, is a Nepalese national. He had been missing since the bank robbery came to light on Monday morning.

Two others involved in the heist had been nabbed in Bengaluru. Five special teams were probing the burglary.

The police had also zeroed in on a shop in Aminjikarai from where the suspects had reportedly bought gas cylinders for the burglary.

Some Chennai police personnel camping on the India-Nepal border were trying to negotiate with the Nepal police through CBI officials to get the custody of the suspect.