Gambling den raided in Cuttack, 5 held

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Cuttack: Jagatpur police raided on a gambling den last night and arrested five persons from the spot with seizure of Rs 6,200 stake money.

The police also seized playing cards, six mobile phones and three bikes from the spot.

According to police Jagatpur police station ASI Kulamani rout had a specific input that gambling was going on near Jagatpur Truck Terminal. Acting on the definite clue, he along with PCR van staff conducted a raid at around 12. 30 am last night.

The gamblers started to run seeing the police approaching them. However, the police managed to overpower five of them while others managed to give police a slip.

The arrested have been identified as Arabinda Samal (43), Anil Lohia (52), Kishore Swain (36), Randir Kumar Singh (38), Umesh Prasad Yadav (46).

The accused will be forwarded to court today, informed police.

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