Panchayat executive officer robbed of Rs 2.5 L

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Puri: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 2.82 lakh from a panchayat executive officer (PEO) near Sikharghat under Astaranga block in Konark on Monday.

The matter came to light after the victim, Devendra Swain, a panchayat executive officer at Talada under Astaranga block, lodged a complaint with Kakatpur police in this regard.

According to the police, the victim was on his way carrying the pension amount this morning when two unidentified miscreants waylaid him near Sikharghat. The desperadoes then decamped with the cash bag containing Rs 2.82 lakh after putting him at gun point.

Based on the statement, police have reportedly launched a probe into the incident.

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