Odisha

Construction Firm Employee, 3 Others Arrested For Rs 27 Lakh Robbery

**Cuttack:** The Commissionerate of Police on Saturday arrested the employee of a construction company and his three associates for plotting a ‘fake robbery’ and looting Rs 27 lakh.

The prime accused Nalini Kanta Tripathy working in Durga Constructions lodged a complaint with Jagatpur police on March 31 that some miscreants assaulted him and looted Rs 27 lakh while he was coming out of a bank on the same day.

Upon investigation it was revealed that the Tripathy’s wounds were self-inflicted and he had hatched a plot with one Ranjit Kumar Sethy to loot his employer.

Jagatpur police have arrested Tripathy, Sethy, Biswajit Tripathy and Sarat Kumar Tripathy. All of them belong to Harirajpur in Cuttack. Cash of Rs 26.48 lakh, two wheelers, mobile phones and weapon of offence have been recovered from their possession.

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