Rs. 25 lakh looted from toll plaza staff

Armed men looted over Rs. 25 lakh from the employees of a toll plaza on NH-16 in Ganjam district of Odisha on Monday.

Three employees of the Gorapalli toll plaza were on their way to Khallikote town to deposit the cash in a bank when they were targeted by the miscreants.

Inspector incharge of the Khallikote police station Bibekananda Swain said the car in which the three employees were travelling was stopped by the miscreants near the Haridamula square.

According to eyewitnesses, there were five miscreants who had come on two bikes. They tried to snatch the cash bag from the employees and when they resisted, the miscreants fired in the air to threaten them. Hearing the gunshot, some locals rushed to the spot, but the miscreants managed to escape with the cash.

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