BHADRAK: The tight security and intensified night patrolling by police for the week-long Kali Puja in Bhadrak town has failed to curb crime in the town.
On Thursday night, a group of miscreants looted `30 lakh from ATMs of Axis Bank, ICCI Bank at Randia Bazaar, both located merely five kms away from local police station and SBI counter situated in the heart of the town at Kuansh.
Sources said, the miscreants wearing masks first broke the CCTVs cameras in the ATMs counters and opened the machines with gas cutters. While over `16 lakh was looted from SBI counter, nearly `six lakh and `seven lakh were looted from Axis and ICCI ATMs.
Bhadrak SP Dillip Das said, three police teams and a scientific team have been engaged to nab the miscreants.