Aska: The police today busted a gambling den near Subarneswara temple under Aska police limits of Ganjam district today afternoon. Acting on reliable information, a police team raided a house near the temple and arrested 10 persons.
The accused were Chittaranjan Swain, Mochiram Nahak, Subash Swain, Raju Sahu, Rabindra Patra, Sushant Kumar Pradhan, Mangalu Jena, Samir Sahu, Bulu Jena and Sanjay Naik. They were caught while gambling on the occasion of Holi.
Also, the police seized Rs 1,41,400 cash, 10 motorcycles, 10 mobiles, playing cards and food packets were seized from the spot.
A police official said all the accused will be forwarded to court tomorrow.
During Dussehra last year, the police had registered more than 20 cases and arrested more than 100 persons for gambling.