Rs 63 lakh dacoity at Contract Co’s office

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Nov 2017 10:56:08


The Hitavada State Bureau,


Criminals seem to have taken advantage of the situation where police personnel are busy managing the Shikshakarmi’s agitation. A major dacoity was reported at the collection office of a contract company in the district and this has dealt a blow on policing.

On Sunday late night, three armed dacoits entered into a cash collection office and fled away with cash of Rs 63 lakhs. The incident occurred nearly at 10 pm when three armed dacoits entered into in a cash collection office of Righter Safe Guard Company, which is located on Jagdalla-Champa road, and looted Rs 63 lakhs cash from the locker.
The dacoit carried the cash which was kept in one locker while they did not lay hands on Rs 1.10 crores which was kept in other lockers. It needs to be mentioned that the Mumbai based Righter Safe Guard Company has been handed over with tender for collecting cash from government liquor outlets.

Every day, the local officials of this company collect cash from different liquor shops which are being operated in Janjgir and deposit the cash in head office which is located in Bilaspur. But as head office remain closed on Sundays, the officials deposited the collected cash in Janjgir office.
Taking advantage of the situation, three armed dacoits entered into the collection office on Sunday night and looted cash of Rs 63 lakhs which was kept in one of the lockers.
On getting information about the dacoity, Inspector General of Police Purshottam Gautam along with Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav, Additional Superintendent of Police Pankaj Chandra, Sub Divisional Officer (Police) and crime branch team reached the crime spot and investigated the matter.

SP Ajay Yadav informed that the dacoits also thrashed the security guards Jitendra Singh and Abhay Bajaj who were deployed in night duty. Based on CCTV footages, four special teams have been constituted to nab the dacoits involved in this incident. He also said that observing
CCTV footages, it seems like all the dacoits are between age group of 25 to 35 years. As they were communicating in regional language, it is clear that they had a local link to execute this plan. Earlier also the lack security in carrying the cash by the company was reported by this newspaper.

The collection boys carry huge cash from the outlets at night in motorcycles without any security cover. Meanwhile, Congress on Monday expressed concern on deteriorating law and order situations in state capital. Commenting on Mandhar SBI bank robbery, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Spokesman Ghanshyam Raju Tiwari claimed that when bank locker of wife of Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Principal Secretary Devendra Verma was not safe in state, then how common people of the state would be safe. Tiwari alleged that it was a serious matter that crimes were increasing in the state capital and even banks in state capital are not safe in the BJP rule.