BHUBANESWAR: Odisha minister Usha Devi's handbag containing Rs 25,000 in cash, a mobile phone and other valuables was stolen from Puri-Durg Intercity Express, a GRP official said today.
The state's skill development and technical education minister had boarded the train at Bhubaneswar and was on her way to Kantabanji yesterday.
The handbag was stolen between Rairakhol and Angul stations, she said in the FIR lodged at Titlagarh Government Railway Police (GRP).
"Cash, mobile and ID card of the minister have been stolen. We have registered a case and investigation into the matter is on," Titlagarh GRP inspector-in-charge Mohan Nayak said.