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Hyderabad-based banker shot at by imposter cop

Published Dec 19, 2016, 2:35 am IST
Updated Dec 19, 2016, 7:16 am IST
Police is yet to confirm the identity of the attacker and probing if it was a robbery attempt.
Manmath Dalai
 Manmath Dalai

Hyderabad: A man opened fire at the MD of a private bank at his apartment at Shanti-nagar, Masab Tank, on Sunday afternoon. MD of Krishna Bhima Samruddhi (KBS) Local Area Bank Manmath Dalai was injured in his leg after he was shot at twice. The shooter is absconding.

The man introduced himself as a “cop from Crime Branch” to get into the house and asked for money. Police is yet to confirm the identity of the attacker and probing if it was a robbery attempt.


The CCTV installed by the bank official at his apartment was switched off at the time of the attack. Police is looking for other CCTV cameras in the area to help them get clues on the attacker.

Mr Dalai, now undergoing treatment at a private hospital, told the police that the unidentified man came to his house in the afternoon. “At the gate, he talked to me on the intercom and said he wanted to meet me. I allowed him to come inside, but I did not know who he was,” Mr Dalai told the police.

Man panicked when asked for ID
Seconds before the man entered the building, he was stopped at the gate by the security guard. “He came on a bike and asked the security guard if the bank MD lived here. The guard replied saying he did not know. Then the man said he wanted to meet the bank official and asked him to call Dalai on the intercom,” said West Zone DCP A. Venkateswara Rao.


Once the man got inside the apartment, he introduced himself as an officer from the crime branch. “I asked him to show an ID card. But he panicked when I asked him to prove his identity, and he took out the gun. He also asked for money,” said the victim.

Mr Dalai’s wife even offered him money and jewellery. “He suddenly shot Dalai twice. One bullet hit Dalai in the leg,” said the DCP. Soon after the shots, the attacker rushed out of the apartment and fled on his bike.

“He spoke in Telugu, English and broken Hindi. We are trying to identify him using available leads. It cannot be confirmed if he was a total stranger or a known person,” said the DCP.


Police found that the attacker had used a country-made weapon to shoot the victim. Cops are also investigating if any cash exchange after the demonetisation had led to the attack. Cops have booked a case and a manhunt has been launched.

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