Nine held for gambling in city, Rs 1.39 lakh seized

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Bhubaneswar: Police on Monday conducted a raid on a gambling den in the capital city and arrested nine persons in this connection.

The arrested were identified as Babu Prusty, Ramakanta Patra, Ramesh Patra, Susanta Patra, Ranka Patra, Niranjan Patra, Rabi Patra and Suryakanta Patra.

According to sources, Kharvelnagar police and a special squad after being tipped off jointly carried the raid near the Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 in Unit-9 area in the evening. The police nabbed nine persons for indulging in the illegal game.

The police seized 1.39 lakh in cash, eight cellphones and playing cards from the possession of the arrested persons. A case has been registered in this regard.

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