Gambling in Bhubaneswar: BMC seals hotel for violating Covid norms

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement squad of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday sealed a hotel in Bhubaneswar for opening it during the weekend shutdown and allowing gambling.

The BMC has sealed the hotel located on Cuttack road for violating Covid-19 restrictions.   

The Commissionerate Police on Saturday raided the Pentagon hotel and detained 13 persons including women for their alleged involvement in gambling.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the Special Squad and Laxmisagar Police raided Pentagon Hotel.

During the search, a large quantity of incriminating items including playing cards, cash and liquor were seized.

The women were serving liquor and cards, said police.