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Denied loans, man sets bank furniture on fire

Denied loans, man sets bank furniture on fire
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Rejected loans, man sets bank furniture on fire

When alerted, the firefighters rushed and put out the fire

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Furniture and machinery worth 16,000 rupees at the Canara Bank branch office in Hediggonda village of Byadagi Taluk were destroyed during the early hours of Sunday after a man set them on fire.

Waseem Akram Al Mulla, 33, a resident of Ratihali, was upset after the manager refused to give him loans. He loaded gasoline and rode his bike to the bank around 2 am. He broke the glass of the open windows of the branch office on the first floor of the Gram Panchayat building and went inside. The sources said that he poured gasoline on the materials and set fire to it.

Furniture, money counter equipment, computer, printer, CCTV camera, scanner, fan, some documents and a banknote-counting machine were destroyed in the accident.

A few vigilant residents caught him as he jumped and tried to escape. They beat him and handed him over to the police.

Upon alerting them, firefighters rushed and put out the flames. Caginelli police registered a case.

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