Saturday, June 27, 2009

Maoists loot about Rs. six lakh in Orissa

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Armed Maoists looted about Rs six lakh from a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Orissa's Koraput district after assaulting its guard and staff, police said on Saturday.

About a dozen Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, struck late last night and overpowered the lone security guard posted at the bank located in Machkund, about 530 km from here, they said.

All the roads leading to the bank had been blocked by the ultras who had felled a large number of trees in a bid to prevent police and security personnel from moving to the spot easily, police said.

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