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IPL racket busted in Rourkela, 3 bookies arrested

Rourkela: Police today busted an IPL betting racket and arrested three persons with electronic gadgets used to run the operations in the steel city.

The Plant Site police seized Rs 9 lakh cash, 33 mobile phones, three laptops, CCTV DVR and other documents from their possession.

On a tip-off, police raided a place near Nala road in the city and arrested Masud Alam, Ahmed Parbez, and Uttam Shah. They will be forwarded to court today, police said.

It is known from the preliminary investigation that the gang lures mostly the minor boys and traps them in the racket thereby cheating lakhs of rupees.

Nine others of the gang are absconding. Police continue to raid in several hideouts to nab them.

 

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