Miscreants loot Rs 10 lakh from finance company

Khurda: Two miscreants allegedly robbed cash over Rs 10 lakh from a finance company at Nachuni in Khurda district yesterday night. The matter came to light after the police were informed about the incident today.

The manager of the company, Rakesh Kumar Patra alleged that two miscreants robbed him of over Rs 10 lakh at gunpoint from the branch office last night. A case has been registered in connection with the incident and police have reached the spot and launched an investigation into the matter, sources added.

“The money was counted and kept in a safe by our agent and the keys were handed over to me. When I was about to leave, two miscreants attacked me just outside the door. They came with a bag and put me inside the room and fled with the money,” manager of the finance company, Rakesh Patra said.

Khurda SP, Dipti Ranjan Ray said “Two miscreants entered the branch office of the finance company, overpowered the manager and robbed the money. The safe is being opened to ascertain the exact amount of missing cash.”