According to information, the Purighat police rose to action after knowing about the gamblers from a reliable source. The miscreants were gambling behind a sweet stall.
The two of the gamblers, identified as Smruti Ranjan Swain and Ashok Kumar Jena, are stated to be the masterminds of the illegal act. The police seized two costly smart phones, cash of Rs 6,670, three long chart boards, three calculators and other materials used in gambling from them.
While all the arrested persons come from Cuttack Sadar area, one of them, named Babuna Sahoo, has nine criminal cases pending against him at various police stations in the city.