Crackdown on gambling den in Odisha; 12 held, over Rs 1 lakh cash seized

Gunupur: Odisha police busted a gambling den at Gunupur area in Rayagada district with arrest of a dozen of gamblers and seizure of over Rs 1 lakh.

Gunupur police arrested 12 persons on charges of illegal gambling. They seized Rs 1,29,540 cash, one Maruti Brezza car, 9 motorcycles, 12 cellphones, and other gambling articles during raid yesterday.

The arrested persons will be produced before the court today, police said in a release.

Notably, illegal betting practice and gambling dens are on rise in several regions of Odisha during festive season. Several major crackdowns have been made by police to bust the racket in a few past days.

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