Over Rs. 50 lakh cash looted from Jharsuguda bank

Jharsuguda: Panic gripped Jharsuguda town after a gang of armed dacoits looted cash worth over Rs 50 lakh from the Bank of India’s Beheramal branch this morning.

According to reports, 10-12 dacoits with masks on their face arrived at the bank in a vehicle, went inside, overpowered the in-charge branch manager and the customers at gunpoint and locked them inside a room. Before fleeing the area in a huff, they collected cash worth over Rs 50 lakh from the cash counter and the bank’s strong room.

Following information, a police team led by the district Superintendent of Police rushed to the bank for an on-the-spot investigation.

Police suspect that the dacoits belong to the neighbouring Jharkhand as they were talking in Hindi.

Police has begun a manhunt to nab the dacoits by sealing all entry and exit points in the district.