From The Past Pages Of Dawn: 1947: Seventy-five years ago: Bank heist in Karachi.

ONE man was shot dead and two others wounded when armed gangsters who carried out a daring broad daylight raid on the Bank of India on Karachi's busy Bunder Road yesterday morning [Nov 21] got away with cash amounting to nearly six lakhs.

... Six men are stated to be concerned in the raid, which was the biggest hold-up in the history of Karachi. The case box carried away contained Rs 5,77,000. The gangsters drove to the bank in an unobtrusive black Austin-8 ... and parked their car in Campbell Street a few yards from the side door of the bank building. ... Ten minutes later ... bank...

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