Gambling den raided in Angul; five held, Rs 1.84 lakh seized


Angul: Police arrested at least five persons during a raid on a gambling den at Central Colony under Talcher police limits in Angul district late last night.

The identities of the accused persons were not ascertained immediately.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided Central Colony and apprehended the gamblers red-handed. During the raid, cash worth over Rs 1.84 lakh has been seized from their possession. Officials also seized as many as 15 motorcycles from the spot.

While around 25 persons were present in the spot, most of them managed to escape after spotting police in the area.

While the arrested persons are in police custody, a manhunt to nab the other accused is on, a police official Soubhagya Swain informed.

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