Buguda bank loot: Main accused held


Bhubaneswar: The Nayapalli police here on Monday arrested Sahadev Barik alias Naga, prime accused in the Utkal Gramya Bank loot incident in Buguda block of Ganjam district in May this year.

Acting on a tipoff regarding his presence at Salia Sahi here with his associate, the police conducted a raid and nabbed him.

Notably, six masked miscreants armed with country bombs and guns had looted the Manitara branch of the Utkal Gramya Bank in Buguda on May 24.

After exploding country bombs to scare away the customers, they had entered the bank with pistols, asked the staffs to open the strong room and decamped with mortgaged gold ornaments and cash of over Rs 4 lakh.

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