Cricket betting racket busted in Balasore, punter held

Balasore: Launching a crackdown on punters police arrested at least one person after busting a cricket betting racket in Balasore town last night.

The identity of the held person is yet to be ascertained.

Acting upon a tip-off on the illegal bookmaking activity, which was underway clandestinely in a house in Garage Bazar area since long, police raided the spot last night and took the bookie into custody.

Cash worth Rs 1.30 lakh were seized from the held accused during the raid.

The interrogation of the accused is underway to elicit more information on the betting racket.

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