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Balasore police nabbed the kingpin of the four-member gang involved in series ATM loots

Balasore:31/3/19: In a major achievement, Balasore police today nabbed four persons including the kingpin of the four-member gang involved in series ATM loots in Balasore district since a couple of months.

The arrested persons were identified as Prashant Kumar Das (30), the kingpin, Ajay Kumar Mohanty alias Aju (26) of Kuruda village under Soro PS limits, Bhaskar Mallick alias Bhasia (45) of Khantapada PS limits, and Deepak Kumar Dubey (26) of Kiritpur village under Jafarabad PS limits in Uttar Pradesh.

As per reports, police have seized 15.97 lakhs, in cash, ATM cards of different banks, five mobile phones, one Bullet bike & one Hero bike without registration numbers, one Hero Extreme bike (OD O1Y 4581), a Mahindra Bolero (OD 33L 7355), one gas cutter and other incriminating items from them.

In a press meet held today at the Office of the Superintendent of Police, Balasore, SP B. Jugal Kishore briefed media persons on the series ATM loots in the district in the recent past.

According to reports, the robbers’ gang went on a looting spree in different parts of the district in the past months and made away with a huge amount of money from many ATM Kiosks here throwing an open challenge to the district police.

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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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