Rs 8.9 lakh looted from contractor

Nabarangpur (Orissa): Unidentified miscreants looted Rs 8.90 lakh from the vehicle of a contractor in front of the sub-collector`s office here today, police said.

Gupteswar Bisoi, a special contractor of Dabugam, withdrew Rs 10 lakh from a bank here and keeping all the cash in a bag he went near the sub-collector`s office to park his vehicle.

Bisoi gave Rs 1 lakh to a person and kept Rs 10,000 in his pocket for shopping leaving the rest in his vehicle, police said.

While his son Saroj along with the driver were sitting in their vehicle two youths came and stated them that oil was leaking from under the vehicle. Saroj and his driver came out of the vehicle and found there was no oil leaking. Later they found that the bag with Rs 8.90 lakh was missing, they said.

Investigation by the police is on and no one has been arrested so far.