Saturday, April 04, 2009

Maoists loot Rs 99 lakh from security van

Tags: Malkangiri (Orissa)

Published by: Noor Khan
Published: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 at 20:16

Malkangiri (Orissa), Apr 4 : Staging a daring loot, armed Maoists robbed Rs 99 lakh from a van transporting the cash from one branch of State Bank of India to another in Orissa's naxal-dominated Malkangiri district today.

Malkangiri superintendent of police Satyabrata Bhoi said more than 12 armed ultras stopped the van carrying the money and ordered its occupants to get down.

"They beat up the occupants including the security men and took away the cash box", he said.

The looters disappeared into the near by forest area, police said, adding, that a hunt is on to nab them.

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