19 arrested for gambling in Market Yard area
The Pune city police arrested 19 people during a raid on a gambling den in the Market Yard area of Saturday morning.
The police sensed the presence of 15-20 people who later said that they were there on invitation of a man named Harshal Parekh. However, under the guise of bringing food for the men gathered for gambling, Parekh locked them inside the house, according to a statement issued by Market yard police station.
The police staff was on hold until Namrata Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Zone-5 granted permission to break open the padlock on the door and free the men before arresting them.
The arrested people were identified as Bhushan Satish Runwal (39) a resident of Gokulnagar, Katraj-Kondhwa Road; Chetan Satish Rajput (32) a resident of Shukravar Peth; Vasant Parab (58) a resident of Vidyasagar colony of Market Yard; Dawood Shabuddin Dlavi (36) a resident of Mahadevnagar in Pune; Balaji Bhagwat Dongre (39) a resident of Gokulnagar in Katraj--Kondhwa Road; Surah Jagannath Paasi (41) a resident of Shantinagar in YErawada; Ravindra Babu Jadhav (39) a resident of Gultekdi area of Hadapsar, Pune; Vaibhav Ashok Mantri (48) a resident of of Budhwar Peth; Abinash Krushna Jadhav (59) a resident of Ghorpadi Peth; PRasad Shankar Shetty (48) a resident of of Pradhikaran, Nigdi; Rakesh Arun Kondhare (40) a resident of Sainagar in Kondhwa; Javed Mohammad Shaikh (45) a resident of Katraj gaon; Vishal Jalinder NArsale (26) a resident of Bibwewadi; Bhanudas Pandhurang Survase (44) a resident of of Boravkar nagar in Hadapsar; Sachin Shivaji Jadhav (24) a resident of Bhosari; Rajendra Swaminath Hanchate (40) a resident of Dhankawadi; Akash Sunil Kandare (29) a resident of Tadiwala road area; Nitin Ranjeet Shinde (29) a resident of Fursungi area, according to the police.
The police have recovered ₹53,900 and four motorbikes from the spot, according to the police statement.
A case under Sections 4 and 5 of Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act’ Section 342, 188, and 269 of Indian Penal Code; Section 51(b) of National Disaster Management Act and Section 11 of Maharashtra Covid19 Regulation, 2020 was registered at the Market Yard police station.