Four arrested for gambling in Sambalpur


Sambalpur: Police have arrested four persons on charges of gambling during a raid at ITI Colony Chowk in Hirakud area of Sambalpur district on Thursday.

The arrested were identified as Md Rafiullah (40), Manoj Kumar Patra (37), Manauwar Hussain (28), and Sabir Khan (21).

Acting on reliable inputs, a police team led by Hirakud IIC Amarendra Sandh conducted a raid at the office of ‘Sana travels’ at ITI Colony Chowk in Hirakud. During the search, police arrested four persons for indulging in the illegal game.

Police have seized Rs 5720 in cash, two motorcycles, three mobile phone, and other materials used in the illegal game.

A case (38/19) under Sections 420, 294 A, 34 of the IPC and under Section 4 & 5 of PCMC Banning Act, 1978 have been registered against the accused persons, the police said.

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