While entire India watched the breath-taking match between India and Australia in the world-cup series in Cricket, three people at Bhubaneswar were busy in illegal betting. Acting on a tip-off, police swooped on the three and seized cash worth one lakh, a lap-top and registers from a dirty house at Satya nagar in the city. Speculation is also rife that such illegal betting is still continuing at various clubs and hotels at Bhubaneswar.
Girija Sankar Sharma, Mukesh Bhimrajka and Surya Praksh Chotia were the three culprits, who were caught on the spot. Betting, in recent times is known as one of the most short-cut means to earn money. It begins on a match from one hundred rupees and goes upto to one lakh rupees.
The three arrested persons belong to Rajastan, although they have been staying at Cuttack for some years. Most of the customers bet through telephonic calls because of their familiarity with the bookies.