Five persons have been arrested on charges of betting and gambling from the old Tehsil Chhata area here, the police said today. The gang operated a cricket betting racket from a house in the area.
They were arrested when they were handling bets for a cricket match last evening, they said. Superintendent of Police (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said that Rs 1.25 lakh, a country-made pistol and five mobile phones were also seized. The gang's kingpin, Titu, has also been arrested. They are residents of Chhata town, he said.
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