Odishatv Bureau

Jagatsinghpur: Blame it on poor security measures or policing, incidents of bank ATM robberies are being reported more frequently from various parts of Odisha.

This was again evident after unidentified miscreants decamped with nearly Rs 12 lakh from an ATM of Indian Overseas Bank at Chanrahat under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district on Friday night.

The matter came to light today after some locals noticed smoke and informed the concerned officials of the bank.

"Rs 12 lakh has been stolen from the ATM as we had loaded Rs 17 lakh in the ATM and transaction to the tune of Rs 5 lakh was made yesterday," said bank manager, Harish Chandra Nayak.

Nayak further informed that the matter came to light at around 6:30 am today. The miscreants have looted the cash after breaking the ATM using gas cutters.

Besides, the miscreants have also burnt the CCTV cameras installed inside the ATM counter.

Senior officials of police have reached the spot along with forensic team for further investigation into the incident.