Rs 3.5 lakh cash looted in front of police station in Jajpur

Jajpur: Bizarre but true. Miscreants decamped with Rs 3.5 lakh kept inside the storage box of a motorcycle parked in front of a police station in Jajpur. The cash belonged to a teacher and the incident occurred when he visited the police station to enquire about his brother’s passport.

According to reports, the teacher Radhanarnayan Rath had withdrawn the money for his daughter’s marriage. After withdrawing the money from Jajpur branch of SBI, Rath had kept the money in the storage box of his motorcycle.

Sources said the teacher had asked his school peon, who was accompanying him, to guard the motorcycle, but later found the storage box broken and cash missing.

“When asked, the peon claimed that he had gone to attend nature’s call when the incident occurred,” Rath said adding that he has lodged a police complaint.

The peon has been detained while further investigation is underway, police said.