Anti-gambling raids intensify in Berhampur, 68 held


Berhampur: In a major crackdown against gamblers police have raided several gambling dens across Berhampur city in Ganjam district, and arrested at least 68 persons and seized a large amount of money from their possession.

A report from Berhampur said the Ganjam police have arrested 68 gamblers during raids at seven places in the city and surrounding areas last night and seized Rs 2.65 lakh and 25 mobile phones from them.

A case has been registered against the accused persons and they will be forwarded to the court soon, sources said.

It is suspected that gambling is back in Ganjam as locals indulge in unbridled gambling as it is a part of the celebrations during the auspicious Kumar Purnima.

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