Bhubaneswar, Oct. 17 -- Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, the Choudwar Police busted a notorious inter-district lootera gang and arrested five among seven of them during a raid here on Friday. Two others of the gang managed to escape.

Police also seized 220 gram gold, 237 gram silver jewellery and two vehicles from their possession.

The arrested looters have been identified as Harihara Samal, his wife Mami Samal, Suryakant alias Tapu and others.

According to police sources, the main accused Harihara was allegedly selling the looted gold and silver ornaments through his wife Mami.

Pradip Pradhan of Kapileswar had lodged an FIR in the Choudwar Police station following a theft in his house. Based on the complaint, Police started an inves...