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Armed dacoits looted around Rs 42 lakh cash from the Indian Overseas Bank

Rourkela:19/6/18: Armed dacoits today looted around Rs 42 lakh cash in broad day light from the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)’s Market Branch in Rourkela city after holding the bankers hostage.

Police said as soon as the banked opened at 10 AM, the armed dacoits barged into the bank and executed the heist at gun point.

They beat up the bankers and locked up them in a chamber. Later they snatched away the keys of the strong room locker and looted the cash. Later they sped away on a motorbike and a car.

The dacoits who were talking in Hindi broke the CCTV and took away the hard disc of the computer.

Five to six miscreants had executed the crime. It was the handiwork of an interstate gang of bank dacoits. The criminals are believed to be from Jharkhand. The police counterparts in Jharkhand have been alerted.

A special squad has been constituted to nab the criminals, police said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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