Chakdah, June 29: Armed miscreants with their faces covered by mask blocked Chakdah-Kalyani state highway in the Ishwaripur area with a branch of a tree and looted cash, camera, and gold ornaments worth over Rs.20 lakh from businessmen and farmers when they were heading to different markets on separate vehicles on Sunday night.
In the daring operation that continued for over two hours beginning from about 1 am, the dacoits looted at least 25 vehicles one by one at gunpoint as well as brandishing sharp weapons, while police did not bother to rescue them despite repeated calls by the distressed businessmen.