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3 arrested for betting in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Rourkela 

Three persons have been arrested in the for their alleged involvement in betting during the ongoing matches, the police said today.

Thirty-three mobile phones, televison sets, a laptop and calculators were also seized by the police team during a raid at Nalla Road area here yesterday night, the police said.

"We have arrested three persons involved in the betting racket and seized cash amounting to Rs 9,04,000, 33 and other materials used for the purpose," said Officer, Panposh, Padmini Sahoo.

The arrested persons were identified as (32), Parwez Alam (37) and Uttam Kumar Sharma (52), the SDPO said.

Some members of the racket escaped from the place and efforts were on to nab them, the police said.

On April 29, the police had claimed to have busted an inter-state gang allegedly involved in betting during IPL matches and arrested six persons in connection with it from district.

The police recovered more than Rs 67,000 in cash and 10 from the possession of the accused.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:30 IST
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