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ASI manhandled: Police lodge cases against four ‘open-air casinos’

punjab Updated: Aug 23, 2016 14:39 IST
HT Correspondent
ASI manhandled

The cop, Varinder Paul, being roughed up by a group of men in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Video grab)

Three days after assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Varinder Pal Singh was manhandled near the clock tower, police swung into action and raided four open-air casinos and lodged FIRs against them.

Nearly, all such makeshift casinos have vanished. Two days after the incident the police have raided at four such centers and lodged FIRs.

Read here: Ludhiana ‘open-air casino’ men thrash cop, try to put money in his pocket

Police have arrested one Vinay Kumar of Makkar Colony under the gambling act for inviting people to a set bet near Samrala Chowk.

Similarly, the Shimlapuri police have arrested Ravinder Kumar of Shimlapuri, Amit Kumar of Satguru Nagar, Moti Nagar police arrested Manoj Kumar and Kishan Giri of Jeevan Nagar and Jamalpur police Sanjiv Kumar of Guru Nanak Nagar of Mundian Kalan for inviting people to set bets.

Open air casinos centres are often seen at Kashmir Nagar, Samrala chowk, Cheema Chowk, Janakpuri, Tajpur road, clock tower and Basti Jodhewal Chowk.

The case

A policeman was manhandled when he confronted a group of people who were inviting bets for a game of dice from roadside near the Clock Tower here on Friday. The accused had set up their ‘open-air casino’ where a crowd had assembled, leading to obstruction in the vehicular traffic.