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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Balasore: Police unearthed a cricket betting racket by raiding a betting den at Garage Bazaar area in Jaleswar of the district last night.

As per reports, the racket was active during the last One Day International(ODI) Cricket match of the series between India and Australia at Bengaluru.

The raid was conducted by a team of cops after they got a tip-off about an on-going betting over the cricket match.

One of the miscreants named Sk. Amiruddin, a local resident of Rajpur slum in the town involved in the betting racket was nabbed by police and Rs 1.3 lakh cash was recovered from him.

Sources said that the betting racket was using UPI apps like PhonePe to do all betting related transactions.

The police have launched an investigation into the matter and are trying to apprehend others involved in the syndicate.

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