About forty snakes were released, the story said, including at least four cobras.
The farmers needed tax records for their land in Narharpur village, the Guardian said, ‘but officials withheld the files for weeks while allegedly demanding bribes.’
The tax office quickly emptied, with ‘clerks and villagers climbing onto tables and scurrying out the door to escape.’
There were no injuries and police eventually captured the snakes.
The farmers who dumped them haven’t been caught, the story said.