Bhubaneswar: Throwing a challenge at the Commissionerate Police, unidentified miscreants Wednesday allegedly looted valuables worth Rs 3 lakhs by breaking the window of an Engineer’s car parked near the Regional Passport Office (RPO) in Bhubaneswar.
According to reports, an Engineer (identity yet to be established) and his family members from Nimapara area in Puri district had come to the Regional Passport Office this morning for verification of his son’s passport.
The Engineer reportedly went inside the Passport Office along with his wife and son while his brother stayed back in their car (bearing registration number- OD 05H 3175). Moments later when he went to some distance after parking and locking the car near the Passport Office, a few miscreants who supposedly were aware of the valuables kept inside the car, looted gold jewellery, a mobile phone and an ATM card by breaking the car window.
The Engineer lodged an FIR at Nayapalli police station, based on which an investigation has been launched by the cops.
The City Police are interrogating some people who were present at the spot when the loot took place, said sources adding that police are also verifying the CCTV footages of the control room to identify the looters.