13 October 2019
Berhampur: Berhampur: Dealing with an iron hand, Ganjam Police busted illegal gambling dens on late Saturday and early Sunday. A total of 14 cases were registered and 95 gamblers were arrested.
A staggering Rs 4,24,215 lakhs, 24 mobile phones and four motorcycles were seized from these spots.
Two cases were registered under Berhampur Town Police limits with 22 arrested with Rs 52520 cash being seized, two cases in Badbazar with 26 arrests and Rs 1,21,765 cash, 16 mobile phones being seized. One case G Nuagaon with 10 arrest and Rs 70,670 cash, 8 mobile phones and 4 motorcycles getting seized, two cases at Golanthara with 8 arrests and Rs 21,200 being seized. Three cases were filed at K Nuagaon with nine arrests and Rs 18,260 being seized, three at Digapahandi with 15 arrests and Rs 38,100 seized, one case at Jarada with three arrests and 1,01,700 being seized.
The arrested shall be forwarded to court today.
With auspicious Kumar Purnima being observed today, southern Odisha locals observe night vigils amidst fun and frolic. While playing with cards a common activity during the celebrations, temporary illegal gambling dens is quite rampant during this time.