Police bust cricket betting racket in Balasore, one bookie held

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Balasore: Police have busted a cricket betting racket and arrested a bookie from Garage Bazaar area in the town late last night.

Acting on a tip-off about the illegal activity, a police party conducted a raid in the area and found that the bookie was accepting bets on their mobile phones through online transactions during the exciting match between India and Australia.

Following the raid cops nabbed the accused who was running the racket and also seized Rs 1,30,000 from him.

While the accused is in police custody, a case under relevant Sections has been registered against him. Police have also launched a probe to find out others involved in the racket, sources said.

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