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Police busted a racket involved in betting on the ongoing ICC Championship Trophy

Berhampur17/6/17:: Five persons have been arrested with seizure of over Rs 7 lakh in Bada Bazar area here, police claimed to have busted a racket involved in betting on the ongoing ICC Championship Trophy-2017.

Apart from over Rs 7 lakh cash, 10 mobile phones, calculators, notebooks and other materials were seized from the five arrested persons, said sub divisional police officer (SDPO), Berhampur, Shantanu Das.

The accused persons were allegedly involved in betting on the semi final match of the Championship Trophy between India and Bangladesh yesterday in a mobile phone shop, when police raided the place, he said.

B Suresh Kumar had been arrested on May 11, 2017 along with seven others from Patara Sahi in same area for betting on Indian Premier League (IPL)-2017 cricket match, they said.The accused persons were shop owner Saroj Kumar Achary, Kanhu Patra, Raj Kumar Patra, B Koteswar and B Suresh Kumar. They are mostly traders from Berhampur town, police said.

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