Rayagada: The police today arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in online cricket betting in Raniguda and Gunupur areas of Rayagada district. Acting on a tip-off, the cops raided a house of one K. Surya Rao in Laxminarayan Street in Raniguda farm late last night.
After detecting the online betting activities in the course of the preliminary investigation, police arrested Surya Rao along with three other persons from the house. The other accused are: Sagar Sahu alias Pinku of Raniguda farm, Jyoti Ranjan Palei alias Bunty of Roita Colony and Satyabrata Pradhan of Raniguda farm.
Subsequently during interrogation of the four arrested persons, the police got information about one P. Iswar Rao of Gunupur who was operating the betting racket from his native place.
Cash worth Rs 3.87 lakh, mobile phones, diaries and bikes were also seized from the five accused.
Police sources said investigation is on to find out involvement of others in the betting racket.