Berhampur, Oct 13 (LocalWire): Despite police crackdown on gambling dens across Ganjam and Gajapati districts, gambling is going on unabated in both the neighboring districts.
As many as 303 gamblers were arrested last night from both districts during the special drive against gambling dens. Over Rs 10.46 lakh was seized from the dens and 44 cases registered, police said today.
Ganjam has two police districts – Ganjam and Berhampur. While 166 gamblers were arrested and over Rs 4.80 lakh cash seized during raids in various places in Ganjam police district, as many as 95 people were arrested from Berhampur police district area and Rs 4.24 lakh cash seized, police said.
Similarly, police arrested 42 gamblers from different places in Gajapati district and seized over Rs 1.42 lakh cash, said SP (Gajapati) Sarah Sharma.
The massive raids in gambling dens across the district did not dampen the spirit of celebration of Kumar Purnima – the festival of youths, celebrated five days after Dussehera in Ganjam today. Most youths across the district were seen engaged in gambling a major part of the celebration of the festival.