Bargarh: Police today arrested two businessmen a day after seizing Rs 40 lakh cash from them in bypoll-bound Bijepur.
The arrested persons identified as Om Prakash Agarwal and his son Akash Agarwal and of Padampur area.
Police on Saturday night had detained the father-son near check gate at Mahulipali square on Padampur-Bijepur road while the duo was transporting around Rs 40 lakh cash in their four-wheeler.
Police suspected that the huge amount of cash was carried by the two for distribution in Bijepur to allure the voters ahead of the bypoll scheduled on Feb 24.
Acting on information, police detained the Agarwals and their Xylo (with the number OD 17 G 1855) and seized around Rs 40.50 lakh from them.