Mastermind of Guna treasury loot identified

The mastermind behind the loot of the Madhya Pradesh government treasury at Guna in August has been identified as a resident of Odisha.

Updated: Sep 22, 2012, 14:13 PM IST

Kendrapara: The mastermind behind the loot of the Madhya Pradesh government treasury at Guna in August has been identified as a resident of this coastal district of Odisha, police said.

"MP police identified the mastermind of the treasury loot through close circuit camera footage. The footage was circulated to us. The main culprit is a resident of Kandiahaat village under Rajkanika police station in Kendrapara district," Sub Divisional Police Officer, Kendrapara, Nrusingha Charan Swain said.

Though a series of raids were conducted jointly by a special investigation team of MP police and local police, the accused has not been arrested, Swain said.

Property amounting to over Rs 30 crore in the treasury was looted on August 29 after using sedatives to make the armed guards unconscious.

Valuable jewelleries of temples, cash and valuables deposited by the tehsil and judicial courts of Guna district in Madhya Pradesh were stolen during the loot.

Swain said the culprit had gone to Guna about couple of years ago.

He was suspected to be involved in two other similar treasury heist cases in MP.

PTI