Bhubaneswar: Unidentified miscreants robbed Rs 1.15 crore cash from Odisha Gramya Bank’s branch in Dhenkanal district in the early hours of Monday. Shockingly, the robbers spared nearly Rs 7 crore stashed in the same strong room.
“The bank authorities told us that a little above Rs 1.15 crore, all in banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, was stolen from the strong room. We are examining the CCTV footages. The bank came to know about the robbery after opening the branch in the morning,” SP (Dhenkanal) Basant Kumar Panigrahi said.
What raised many eyebrows was that the bank is located a stone’s throw from the Dhenkanal Town police station. “We strongly suspect the involvement of some insiders behind the crime. We are surprised to find nearly Rs 7 crore cash intact in the strong room. All the cash were stashed in three huge boxes in the chest,” Panigrahi said.