Rs 25 lakh robbed from toll booth employees


Berhampur: In a broad daylight robbery, unidentified miscreants looted Rs 25 lakh from three toll gate employees who were on their way to deposit the cash in bank today.

The incident took place near Haridamula square under Khalikote police limits of Ganjam.

As per reports, the trio was travelling with the cash in a car when as many as 5 bike-borne miscreants overtook and intercepted them.

According to sources, five men brandishing mouser guns held the driver of the vehicle at gun point and ordered the toll booth staff to hand over the bag of cash. They also fired blank shots in the air and then snatched the bag of cash and escaped.

“An FIR has been lodged by the victims and investigation is on.  Involvement of the toll booth staff cannot be ruled out. All possible aspects are being looked into, informed police.

Meanwhile footages from CCTV cameras in the area have been collected by the cops as part of the investigation process.