Balasore, Dec 8 (LocalWire) Five persons were arrested in connection with looting of Rs.8.5 lakh cash from six cattle traders in Jaleswar area of Balasore district, police said here.
The police had seized Rs.1.83 cash, a Scorpio vehicle and a motor cycle from the possession of miscreants, who were allegedly involved in the loot incident that occurred on Thursday, they said.
The cattle traders were on their way to Bhadrak from West Bengal in a jeep to buy cattle when the miscreants waylaid their vehicle at Chalanti, opened fire and decamped with the booty.
Following the incident a special squad headed by DSP Manoj Rout was formed to track them down, they said adding four others involved in the crime were still at large and efforts on to nab them.
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