Police Bust Gamblers’ Den In Rourkela

**Rourkela:** Raghunathpalli Police have busted a gambling racket at a hotel with the arrest of six persons on Tuesday late night. Playing cards, stake money of Rs 1.28 Lakh and six mobile phones were also seized.

The police said the raids followed information about illegal gambling activities by some persons at the specified hotel. Acting on the tip off, a special squad police raided the hotel and arrested six gamblers.

The arrested gamblers have been identified as Basant Samal, Charanjit Singh, Shakti Sethi, Abodh Kumar, Dinesh Jaiswal and Dhuval Kumar. All the accused are known businessmen of the city.

Raghunathpalli police have booked them under 3 OPG Acts, IPC Sections 294,

Cases were registered against them at Raghunathpalli police station on Tuesday under Sections 294 506, 353 and 34.of the Indian Penal Code under 3 OPG Acts.

They have been forwarded to court.

Investigation is in progress to ascertain the antecedents of the arrested persons and the possible involvement of others in the gambling racket.

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