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Man sets fire to Haveri district bank after loan denied

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly set a bank on fire on Sunday in the Haveri district of Karnataka. The man, upset by the rejection of his loan application, set fire to the building. The accused has since been arrested and a case has been registered at the Kaginelli police station.

The accused was identified as Wasim Hazaratsab Mulla, a resident of Rattihalli town, who set the bank building on fire. According to police reports, the accused approached a branch of Canara Bank and applied for a loan.

He had approached the branch in the village of Hedugonda under the jurisdiction of the Kaginele police. The bank then rejected her application because her CIBIL score was low and refused a loan after checking the documents.

Angered by the bank’s decision to reject his loan application, the accused arrived late at the bank branch and smashed a window. The accused spilled gasoline in the bank office before setting it on fire. The incident was reported to the police by a passer-by, who noticed the smoke from the building.

Police said the fire caused damage worth Rs 12 lakh, including computers, fans, lights, booklet printer, ticket counting machine, documents, CCTV and cash desks, all of which were destroyed. The accused was arrested and a case was registered at Kaginelli Police Station under sections 436, 477 and 435 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Fire breaks out in godown near Mustafa Bazar in Mumbai

A level two fire broke out on Monday morning in a godown near Mustafa Bazar in the Byculla district of Mumbai. According to information from the Mumbai fire department, eight fire trucks arrived to bring the blaze under control.

The reason for the fire is not yet known. Images of the fire site showed thick smoke billowing from the building and Mumbai firefighters lined up with tankers. Firefighters were seen entering and exiting the building trying to extinguish the flame and bring the situation under control. According to our information, the fire broke out in the early hours of Monday.

(With ANI inputs)

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