Another gambling racket in South Delhi busted
The Delhi Police on Friday busted an illegal casino operating in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area with the arrest of eight persons including four women (table attendants) and seized 2,968 token worth crores of rupees and liquor.
Earlier, the Delhi Police on Sunday busted an illegal casino operating in Sainik Farms area and arrested 36 persons, mostly businessmen, and seized chips worth Rs 1.37 crore, officials said.
Police, on Friday said that during the raid, three large casino tables of high quality, stake money woth Rs 43,500 cash, 2,968 gambling tokens worth crores of rupees, 85 bottles of liquor and seven packets of playing cards have been seized. All the eight persons have been arrested under Delhi Public Gambling Act and Delhi Excise Act.
Acting on a tip-off, the team of Vasant Kunj police station conducted a raid at a farmhouse in Park Lane, Vasant Kunj and found that people were playing Casino there on three tables.
During interrogation, it was found that premises belongs to one Madhu Bala, who is a resident of South Delhi’s Kishangarh. However, the premises where the casino was busted was given on rent to the arrested accused — Gulshan Arora, a resident of Gurgaon for an initial period of three months for Rs 2.5 lakh per month. Arora is the mastermind and the organiser, police said.
The other accused have been identified as Tusar Baweja (25), Pawan Sharma (29), Manish Verma(23). All three of them are businessmen living in Gurgaon. Januka Chaulagai (24), Kamla Koi Rala (25), Radha Tamang (35) and Anjila Shakya (19) used to work in different casinos in Goa and recently shifted their base to Delhi to earn more money. They are also arrested by the police.
The Delhi Police said that it would take steps to seal the property under the provisions of Delhi Gambling Act.
Further investigation is in progress to probe the role of the landlady in running the Casino, police said.