Odisha police cracks fake dacoity case, attests 3 including 2 bank officials


Baripada: Police cracked a fake dacoity case with the arrest of three persons including two bank employees in Mayurbhanj today.

Mayurbhanj SP Awinash Kumar informed about the fake dacoity holding a press conference here.

“The two Bandhan Bank employees identified as Sitaram Sahu and Bhajan Kar along with one more accomplice had orchestrated the plot to siphon off the money,” Mayurbhanj SP Awinash Kumar told media adding Rs 3.40 lakh have been recovered from them.

According to police, Sitaram Sahu on April 5 reported at Badasahi police station that four unidentified had looted Rs 3.40 lakh from them while he and Bhajan were on their way to Betnoti from Baripada at around 2.30 pm.

The police complaint filed by the bank employee read that four motorcycle-borne miscreants waylaid them at Durgapur Chhak and made away with the money. They were carrying the cash in a bag to Manatri branch.

Following the FIR filed by the financial institution police launched an investigation into the case and the complainant’s mobile phones were put on tracking.

Investigation revealed involvement of the bank employees and one Braja Sekhar Pradhan who was passed on the money and a mobile phone. Kar had thrown his mobile phone into a river reportedly to erase evidence.

The trio has been charged under section 420, 120 (B), 182, 177, 409 and 201 of IPC.

Worth mentioning, While Sahu was working as Doorstep Banking Officer (DBO) at Bandhan Bank’s Manatri branch, Kar as Manager of the same branch.

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