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5 lakh entry fee and posh cars: South Delhi’s illegal casino in pics

An illegal casino set up in a farmhouse in South Delhi’s posh Sainik Farms for Diwali was busted on Saturday night and 36 people, including businessmen, builders and share brokers, were arrested during the raid.

delhi Updated: Oct 24, 2016 15:40 IST
Arun Sharma
Illegal Casino

Police busted an illegal casino at Sainik Farms in New Delhi on Saturday night.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

An illegal casino set up in a farmhouse in South Delhi’s posh Sainik Farms for Diwali was busted on Saturday night and 36 people, including businessmen, builders and share brokers, were arrested during the raid.

Police said the minimum entry fee to the gambling ring was Rs 5 lakh and was limited only to friends or friends’ friends.

Eleven luxury cars were seized from the premises during the raid where a roulette machine, gambling tables, casino tokens worth more than Rs 1.26 crore, playing cards and liquor bottles were also found.

To avoid detection, the organisers kept changing their base and relied only on word of mouth. The group also avoided any form of web-based communication or messaging platforms.

Casino tokens worth more than Rs 1.36 crore were seized during the raid at the makeshift casino at Sainik Farms. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
The organisers offered card games such as teen patti, black jack and baccarat to the clients who purchased the tokens. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Gambling tables, 250 packets of playing cards and 23 bottles of liquor bottles were found in the farmhouse where an illegal casino was setup in Sainik Farms in New Delhi on Saturday. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
A roulette machine was also found at the illegal casino at Sainik Farms in New Delhi on Saturday night. Though an offence, gambling picks up around Diwali as it is considered auspicious by many. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
11 luxury cars were seized from the premises during the raid at a farmhouse where a casino was setup in the posh Sainik Farms area in South Delhi which was busted by police on Saturday night. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
A total of 36 people were arrested which included businessmen, builders and shareholders. 20 were players and the rest were table attendants, waiters, caretakers, bouncers and parking staff. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
A picture of the farmhouse where the illegal casino was set up. The owners of the farmhouse Harender Kaushik and his “casino partner” Kunal Chandra were on the run. (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)