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Police busts cricket betting racket, arrests seven persons

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur (Odisha) 

With the arrest of five persons and seizure of over Rs 7 lakh in Bada Bazar area here, police today claimed to have busted a racket involved in betting on the ongoing Championship Trophy-2017.

Apart from over Rs 7 lakh cash, 10 mobile phones, calculators, notebooks and other materials were seized from the five arrested persons, said sub divisional police officer (SDPO), Berhampur, Shantanu Das.

The accused persons were allegedly involved in betting on the semi final match of the Championship Trophy between and yesterday in a mobile phone shop, when police raided the place, he said.

The accused persons were shop owner Saroj Kumar Achary, Kanhu Patra, Raj Kumar Patra, B Koteswar and B They are mostly traders from Berhampur town, police said.

B had been arrested on May 11, 2017 along with seven others from Patara Sahi in same area for betting on Indian League (IPL)-2017 cricket match, they said.

After being released from jail on bail, was once again active in betting on cricket matches in Championship Trophy.

"We are investigating to ascertain their possible link with bookies in other states," said inspector in charge of Bada Bazar police station, S K Tripathy.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 21:42 IST