Rourkela: Uditnagar police last night busted a betting racket operating from Basanti Nagar area and arrested five persons including the kingpin of the racket identified as Uma Singh.
Police have also seized cash of worthy around Rs 4 lakh from the gang. Police said that the betting gang has also links with other similar rackets in Calcutta and Mumbai.
“Police said that the gang has been operating for the past seven years and the gang members used to deposit money at the house of Uma on daily basis. The gang was nabbed while they have come to the house of Uma to deposit money,” said a police official.
The other four accused arrested have been identified as Manprit Singh, Uttam Sharma, Raju Lodhi and Md Rafique.
Police said that the gang members used to change their hideout frequently to hoodwink the police. “ Further investigation is continuing to identify others who were also involved in the racket,” added the police official.