52 gamblers held, Rs 1.66 lakh seized
THE POLICE raided Mayank Blue Water Park, Bhicholi Mardana and arrested 52 gamblers from the spot and seized Rs 1.66 lakh from their possession on Sunday night. The police also raided 12 other places and seized Rs 50,000 and arrested 95 gamblers.india Updated: Oct 24, 2006 19:19 IST
THE POLICE raided Mayank Blue Water Park, Bhicholi Mardana and arrested 52 gamblers from the spot and seized Rs 1.66 lakh from their possession on Sunday night. The police also raided 12 other places and seized Rs 50,000 and arrested 95 gamblers.
According to Superintendent Police (SP) Anshuman Yadav the police had taken special, precautions to curb incidents of gambling, which reach an all-time high during Diwali. The police was alert towards such occurrences and was keeping a watchful eye on all places having a possibility of running a gambling den.
In the meantime information was received from sources about large scale gambling in the club of the said park on which a special team was made.
The team under the leadership of Additional Superintendent Police (ASP) Manoj Shrivastav, City Superintendent Police (CSP) Sanyogitaganj Irwin Shah, MIG police station TI Basant Nayak, Pardeshipura TI Shankarlal Katariya, Tukoganj TI Jayant Rathore, Chhoti Gwaltoli TI Arvind Khare and area in charge TI Palasia Deepak Shukla raided the club.
The entire police team being in plainclothes was unrecognisable and surrounded the premise and sealed all escape routes. The team found the gamblers sitting in fours inside the club and plied with alcohol. The police seized Rs 1.35 lakh in cash, 28 mobile phones and several deck of cards. All the accused were brought to the Palasia police station where cases were registered against them under the Gambling Act.
Another major raid took place in Juna Risala area where teams from three police stations under the leadership of CSP BJ Salunke busted a gambling den. The police arrested seven gamblers and seized Rs 800 in cash and several deck of cards from their possession. The gambling ring operators Shaukat and Ramesh metro managed to escape by hoodwinking the police.
However, the police managed to arrest other close relatives of the fugitives engaged in running this family business. Similar, raids in 12 other gambling dens were made by Sadar Bazaar, Chhoti Gwaltoli, Rajendra Nagar, Lasuria, Simrol, Palasia, Banganga, Hira Nagar, Annapurna and Rajendra Nagar police in their respective areas of jurisdiction. The police arrested 95 accused and recovered Rs 31,593 from their possession along with ambling equipment.