Sonepur, Mar 23: Subarnapur police have arrested 5 persons for loot of Rs 21 lakh from a contractual bank staff at gunpoint last Wednesday, said Sonepur SP Sitaram Sathpathy in a presser today.
Addressing the press meet the SP informed that the mastermind of this crime Sunil Maharana is a friend of the victim Sudhansu. Last Wednesday, both Sudhansu and Sunil were supposed to take the money to the bank for deposit but Sunil stayed back citing some personal reasons. Further, he reached the spot after the crime has been executed.
Based on the complaint of the victim, a team led by DSP Satyajit Mishra launched an investigation and nabbed all the accused involved in this loot. They also seized 5 motorcycles and 10 mobile phones and recovered Rs 15.3 lakh from their possession.
The other four accused involved in this loot are identified as Uttam Deep, Haribol Saand, Ambuj Behera and Sardul Gaigaria respectively.