Berhampur, October 11 (LocalWire): In a major raid at Bhimarao Peta here, the police on Thursday night arrested 15 persons from a gambling den and seized over Rs 7.68 lakh from them.
According to Berhampur sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) VP Pati, the police also seized 104 playing cards, 16 mobile phones and five motorbikes from the gamblers, including some local political leaders and traders.
Meanwhile, Ganjam superintendent of police (SP) Brijesh Kumar Rai has suspended a police constable of Buguda police station on Thursday on charges of gambling.
The action was taken against the constable Kalu Charan Padhy after a video showing him gambling went viral in the social media.
The SP also ordered Bhanjanagar SDPO to inquire into the matter and take action against the guilty constable as per the law.
Police said the gambling raids were going on across the district and over 300 persons have so far been arrested during the fortnight.
A huge quantity of cash has also been seized, the police stated.