Bank employees fake loot; arrested

Baripada: Three persons including two employees of a private bank were today arrested for allegedly orchestrating  a loot of Rs 3.4 lakh  at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district.

The Doorstep Banking Officer (DBO) of Manatri branch, Bandhan Bank , Sitaram Sahu, on April 5, had lodged a police complaint alleging that an unidentified miscreant looted him at gun point while he was on his way back from the bank’s head office with the cash.

“However, investigations into the case revealed that Sahu, along with the branch manager Bhajan Kar and a friend Brajasekhar Pradhan had executed the crime. Pradhan was the one who looted Sahu at gun point,” informed Mayurbhanj SP Awinash Kumar.

“The complainant had alleged he was looted while returning with the amount for distribution of loans. After receiving the complaint , we had constituted two teams. While one team was working on technical clues, the second was working on different circumstantial evidences. After a joint discussion of both the teams it was evident that the three had conspired together and misappropriated the amount,” said Kumar.

Police arrested the trio and court forwarded them. The amount of Rs 3.4 lakh has been recovered from their possession.