58 people involved in gambling racket held from Vasant Kunj
NEW DELHI: Fifty-eight people involved in a gambling racket were arrested from a hotel in southwest Delhi's Vasant Kunj South. According to the police, arrests were made on Sunday during a raid conducted at the hotel on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road following a tip-off by an informer.
"During the raid, 58 people, found to be involved in gambling activities, were arrested from the spot and cash worth Rs 11 lakh was recovered," DCP (Southwest) Devender Arya said. More than 6,000 tokens used in gambling were also seized. During the investigation, it was revealed that the racket was being run by three people Dinesh, Jagjit and Sajid.
Police said Jagjit was the mastermind of the racket."The three men had created a WhatsApp group in which they shared on daily basis details about the probable places where they could carry out the gambling activities and the nearby locations of the destinations," Arya said. Later, they would share the details of the exact location through other means, he added. This was done as a tactic to dodge police informers and evade any possible raids on the location. So the location was kept secret to the participants until the last moment.
Investigations revealed that Jagjit, Dinesh and Sajid had shifted base to the hotel on Sunday. The hotel manager and its owner have been booked and legal action will be taken against them as per the Licensing Act, the DCP said.
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