Malkangiri, Jan 12: Police on Tuesday arrested 12 people for allegedly attacking a police team including a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) during a raid at a gambling den in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Tuesday.
As per reports, a police team led by the SDPO Abhilash raided Marangpali village under Kalimela police station limits in the district today after receiving information about gambling activities were underway.
However, a group of miscreants allegedly attacked the police team and SDPO leaving them injured.
On being informed about the attack, additional police force rushed to the village and rescued the injured cops from the gamblers.
Later, police arrested 12 people and started further investigation in this connection.
Notably, locals take part in large number in gambling including rooster fighting in the rural pockets of the district during Makar Sankanti, as gambling is considered a part of the celebrations.