Miscreants loot Rs 25 lakh from ATM cash van

KalingaTV News Network

BisraRourkela: Throwing a challenge to police in the Steel City Rourkela, bike-borne miscreants looted at least Rs 25 lakh from a cash van after putting the bank staffs at the gunpoint at Sorada under Bisra Police Station area last night.

The incident took place at around 9 PM while the van of a security agency carrying cash of State Bank of India (SBI) was on its way to load it in an ATM machine at Sorada. A group of men on bike intercepted the van near Sorada Square after chasing it for a few distance and snatched away the cash bags putting bank staffs and guards boarding it at the gun point. Later on, they fled the spot in a hurry snatching the guard’s rifle.

Bisra police rushed to the spot and conducted an inquiry after being intimated by the bank staffs later in the night.

Police is quizzing the bank staffs along with the guard. They also suspect the hand of Peoples’ Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the Communist party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) hand in the loot.

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