Gunupur: The Gunupur police conducted raid on a grill sub-station shop and arrested five persons on charges of indulging in gambling at Dambasara in Gunupur on Sunday evening.
The accused were identified as Govind Senapati of Kainpadar, Tiku Gamanga of Dambasara, Ravi Kumar, Santosh Kumar of Bauri sahi, Srinibas Rao of Gunupur.
According to sources, a special team led by Gunupur SDPO Aswini Kumar Nayak conducted raid on a shop acting on a special input. The gamblers tried to flee from the spot seeing police approaching them, however, the police managed to nab five persons indulged in betting.
During the raid, Rs 33,000 in cash, five motorcycles and 4 cell phones were seized from possession of the accused, said Gunupur Inspector-in-charge Nimila Chandra Panigrahi.