Bhubaneswar: In what indicates sheer security lapses, miscreants broke open shutters of a bank and three shops and looted away valuables worth lakhs of rupees in Barakhia area under Balasore Sadar block last night.
According to reports, locals saw shutters of the Allahabad Bank, Barakhia Branch and three shops at different places in the town broken. Shop owners found brand new products missing. Disappointingly, Police could not get any hint of a loot committed in a shop, located in front of the Barakhia police outpost.
Meanwhile, locals have staged a road blockade in protest against the series of loot incident. They blamed ineffectiveness of police for the loots.