Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: The Cantonment police have registered a case of theft on the basis of a complaint that an unidentified person stole Rs.1.75 lakh from a college clerk inside the Statue branch of State Bank of Travancore (SBT) on Tuesday. The clerk had arrived at the branch to withdraw the Onam salary of college staff members.

According to the police, an unidentified person distracted the clerk by saying that some notes had fallen down. The clerk told the police that the man used the opportunity to lift some notes from his bag.

In a press release, the SBT denied that any such ‘robbery’ took place at its Statue branch office.

It said the person who withdrew the cash returned more than an hour later stating that he had been robbed.