Illegal gambling unit busted in Gurugram
Gurugram: An illegal gambling unit was busted by the Gurugram law enforcement officials in Palam Vihar on the day of Diwali.
Thirteen gamblers were arrested and more than Rs 50,000 were seized by the officials. Those arrested will be charged under the gambling act. There is also search for other culprits that were responsible for running the unit.
The Gurugram police had stated earlier that it will keep a strict vigil on the illegal gambling that occurs on a large scale every Diwali in the city.
Last year also, a similar campaign was held leading in many gamblers being arrested. A major raid was conducted at a five star hotel in the city in 2016 where lakhs of amount in cash was seized by the law enforcement officials and several gamblers detained.
"These activities are a regular affair in the posh areas of the city. Diwali is considered one of the most favourable occasions to carry out occasions at a large scale. We have kept a vigil on certain units based on the source based information and will take action if any wrongdoings take place, said Inspector Ravinder Singh, spokesperson for Gurugram police.
An illegal casino operating in Gurugram's posh South City area was busted by a special team of Gurugram Police on the night of October 11. The casino's owner and 42 other people, including four women, were arrested by law enforcement officials.
Paramjeet, the owner of the casino, was a former official in Gurugram Police and had been on the run after he was accused of the fake encounter of Sandeep Gadoli in Mumbai last year.
The accused had been operating the casino with his partner Kapil, a resident of Sector-40, Gurugram.