Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18:
Commissionerate Police has started begun investigation into the broad day light robbery in which two unidentified bike -borne criminals stole a bag containing diamond jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from a locked car, parked in front of the Epari Sadashiv Jewellery showroom on the Janpath in the Odisha capital.
The bag contained cheque books and other important documents along with the expensive diamond jewellery, the victim Shyamsundar Patnaik said in his complaint, filed with the Kharvela Nagar police station, after the incident.
Patnaik, who hails from Khordha district is working with Naxatra diamond showroom in the city.
According to reports, Patnaik visited the Sadashiv jewellery for some work and on his return, found the bag kept on the back seat of the car missing and the glass of the rear door broken. He immediately informed the Kharvela Nagar police station which is just 10 metre away from where his car was parked.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Satyabrata Bhoi has asked special squad officer Anup Kanungo to investigate the case with the help of the local police.
Though there is no eyewitness, police has started interrogating Patnaik along with the staff of Sadashiv jewellers shop to get some lead into the ‘suspicious loot’ case. The special squad team has sealed the roads at strategic locations and border points on the outskirts of the city to block all escape routes.
This was third such incident in a week in the city. The police suspect it to have been the handiwork of the infamous Dakhini gang have been committing such crimes repeatedly. On October 14 a similar loot was reported in which assailants had looted Rs 2 lakh and important documents from one Sheikh Murtaza’s car. Again on October 16, similar incident had taken place in which looters decamped with Rs 2.80 lakh by breaking open the glass of the car of one Sanjay Kumar Sahu near Cuttack Road under Laxmisagar police limits.