Police raid on big gambling scam, 24 gamblers caught by police

Virendra Gahvai, Bilaspur: Police have arrested two dozen gamblers in Sirgitti of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Many of the arrested gamblers have well-known faces. About two and a half lakh rupees in cash along with 52 leaves and dozens of vehicles have also been recovered from the jurors. Action has been taken against all the gamblers under 13 Gambling Act.

According to the information, the police had received information about the big ruckus of the gamblers, to confirm which 2 constables were sent to the spot in plain uniform. He told that 25-30 people are betting fiercely on fifty-two leaves. After the news was confirmed, the police team was dispatched to the gambling place at Nagrodi and Hardi border.

Guerrilla action was carried out by siege from all sides. A total of 24 gamblers were taken into custody while gambling on the spot. A total cash amount of Rs 2 lakh 55 thousand 710, 26 two wheelers and 1 nos of Ciaz car were recovered from the possession of the gamblers.

During the action, the police team has seized a total of 25 lakhs including fifty-two leaves. During interrogation, the police came to know that Palla alias Virendra Athale and Sonu Khatik indulge in gambling by calling gamblers from outside.

first published:Jan. 10, 2022, 11:47 p.m.



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