Mayurbhanj: At least 62 persons have been arrested on the charge of gambling in Mayurbhanj district on Sunday night. Police seized 43,960 and 28 mobile phones from their possession.
Police made the arrests after raiding several gambling dens in the district organised on the occasion of Kumara Purnima festival.
Police have registered 16 cases in this connection out of which five cases have been registered at Baripada Sadar Sub-division, one case each at Betnoti Sub-Division and Udala Sub-Division and nine at Rairangpur Sub-Division.
Notably, the Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police directed the police to bust the gambling dens by carrying out massive raids in the district.