Bhubaneswar: A gang of inter-state dacoits, who are most-wanted in five eastern states of the country, are involved in the loot at the UCO Bank’s Bapuji Nagar branch here on September 28, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania today.
Talking to media persons, Khurania said, “We have got substantial lead in the UCO Bank dacoity case. Apart from Odisha, where they are wanted in seven cases, the dacoit gang is involved in more than 20 bank loots in Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.”
He further stated, “As the investigation has reached a crucial stage, it would be inappropriate to reveal much details.”
Notably, five armed miscreants on September 28 looted over Rs 13 lakh and one kg gold ornaments from the UCO bank in Bapujinagar between 9:30 and 10:30 am when few customers were inside the branch.
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The five looters initially terrorised the customers and bank staff with revolver. After taking all under their control, they managed to get the money from the locker. They had also taken around one kg of mortgaged gold which was inside the locker.
Police investigation showed the bank has neither any security arrangement nor alarm system. The miscreants also took away the hard disk of the CCTV camera in a car.