RS 1.5 LAKHS STAKE RECOVERED
13 gamblers held: Police
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Nov 7: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested 13 gamblers and recovered Rs 1,51,200 from their possession during separate raids in the City.
Seven were arrested from near the City centre. Confirming the arrests, the SDPO Kothi Bagh Naveed Pirzada said: “Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by SHO Kothi Bagh (DSP on probation) Zaffar Nawaz Rather raided Chinar Bagh area where a card game was going on.”
He said three gamblers were arrested on Tuesday and stake money of Rs 1200 was recovered from their possession.
On Wednesday, a team raided SP College Sports Ground where a card game was going on and four gamblers were caught while stake money of Rs 5000 was recovered from their possession.
Naveed said FIRs Vide Nos: 93, 94/ 2012 under section 13 Gambling Act have been registered at Police Station Kothi Bagh. He said the drive against gambling would continue.
Meanwhile, Police Station Raj Bagh raided at midnight Jawahir Nagar area and caught six non-local gamblers while stake money of Rs 1,45000 was recovered from their possession. “All the arrested gamblers are non-local Halwais,” a police handout said adding a case has been filed.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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