Five arrested on charges of gambling


Bhubaneswar: As many as five persons were arrested on charges of gambling during a raid on a house in Bangalisahi area on Cuttack road in Bhubaneswar, a police official informed today.

The accused persons were identified as Prakash Bhoi (40), Sailendra Kumar(40), Amresh Mahanta (45), Jogi Das (50), Pramod Das (45).

Acting on a tip-off, Laxmisagar police on Sunday night conducted a raid on a house and arrested five persons while others managed to give a slip. During raid, five cell phones, four bikes, Rs 7000 in cash were seized from their possession.

A case has been registered under relevant Sections of the IPC and they will be forwarded to the court tomorrow, the police officer added.

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