Four masked men looted over 13 lakhs from ATP operator in electricity department office


Four masked men barged into the assistant engineer’s office on Dayalband main road from the back door and looted Rs 13.35 lakh paid by the electricity consumers against their bills and fled.

According to Kotwali police, Mungeli resident VirendraSonwani, 22, is an ATP machine operator in Assistant Engineer’s office located on Dayalband main road. 

Sonwani told police that at 7.15 in the evening, he was counting the amount of electricity which was amounting to Rs 13.35 lakh  when three people entered from the back door, all three had handkerchiefs tied in their faces. 

One tried to attack him with a knife, the other sprayed himsomething in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. 

After that, the three robbers looted the amount despite resistance from Sonwani.

Sonwani immediately dialed 112 after the looters fled the spot. Additional SP (Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma, Kotwali CSP PoojaKumar, Kotwali TI Pradeep Arya reached the spot with the police force. After questioning the operator, the police team has started searching for the robbers.

Divya Dubey

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