Petrol pump manager robbed of Rs 1.7L in Jagatsinghpur

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Jagatsinghpur: Two unidentified bike-borne miscreants opened fire and looted Rs 1,69,350 from a petrol filling station manager near Puranaudapada under Raghunathpur police limits in Jagatsinghpur district on Monday.

The victim, identified as Kailash Chandra Das, works as the manager of a Narayani petrol pump in the locality.

According to sources, the incident took place at around 2 pm when Das was headed to the bank on his motorcycle to deposit the cash. Meanwhile, two masked men trailed him and waylaid him in a secluded place.

The desperadoes shot bullets at the manager following a confrontation. However, the manager had a narrow escape as the bullets hit his motorcycle. The looters then snatched away the bag containing the cash and decamped on Paradip road, said a source.

On being informed, police reached the spot and started an investigation. The manager of the petrol pump has also lodged an FIR with the Raghunathpur police.

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