Locals clash with police during raid in Malkangiri village; 21 gamblers arrested

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Malkangiri: Violence erupted between police personnel and the locals in MV-23 village of Malkangiri district following a raid on a gambling base.

Reportedly, the cops have arrested 21 persons for their alleged involvement in the illegal activity and the scuffle with the personnel.

According to sources, following a tip-off about the activity, police raided the Jagadhatrimela in the village. Spotting the cops, a group of villagers confronted them in a bid to stop the raid.

The villagers allegedly pelted stones and indulged with a scuffle with the cops. However, police managed to control the unruly mob and arrested at least 21 gamblers from the den.

While a case has been registered against the arrested gamblers, an investigation is underway, said the police.

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