Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Berhampur, Apr 11:
Odisha police have arrested eight persons on charges of betting during IPL cricket matches, police sources said today.
Police conducted a raid last night in Ganjam district and seized Rs 8,33,480 with 18 mobile phones, one calculator and notebooks from the betting den.
The arrested have been identified as Srikant Kumar Sahoo, Tangu Kumar Sahoo, Sunil Kumar Sethi, Golak Pradhan, Prasant Kumar Patnaik, K Chiranjib, Jeetu Padhi and Chandan Sahoo.
According to reports, acting on a tip-off, police officials of Bada Bazar police station conducted a raid at the house of Srikant Kumar Sahoo, the bookie, in Patra Sahi of Berhampur town last night and busted the racket involved in cricket betting.
They have been booked under section 295 (a), 420, 34, 4 and 5 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and further investigations are on to find out the root of the betting racket, said a police official.