Bhubaneswar: Busting a gambling racket from a hotel in Nayapalli area of the state capital, Commissionerate Police arrested nine persons and seized cash Rs 1.5 lakh and three cars from their possession.
Acting on a tip-off, the Nayapalli police conducted a raid on a OYO hotel at IRC Village late last night and caught the gamblers red-handed. Most of the arrested persons are businessmen and contractors, sources said.
Shockingly, seized cars had COVID passes that were issued by Tangi BDO, sources added.
Further details in this connection are awaited.