Cuttack, Sep 21: Forest officials have arrested three snake charmers from Banki area under Cuttack district limit on Tuesday.
Besides, a 7-feet python has been seized from their possession.
The accused are natives of Jajpur district,said a senior forest official.
Sources said, the snake charmers picked up a python from Bheda village forest under Banki range in the morning. Subsequently, they were leaving for Jajpur in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, locals detained them with the snake and informed it to forest officials.Acting on it, forest officials seized the snake and arrested the offenders under wildlife act.