Police keeping tab on gaming parlours and abandoned buildings to bust illegal activities
NEW DELHI: After a crackdown on illegal sale of firecrackers, Delhi Police is now keeping a tab on the gambling during Diwali festival. Police sources claimed that they are keeping an eye from under construction buildings to gaming parlours.
Police sources said that they have alerted teams to keep a tab on illegal games and if they get any information, quick action will be taken.
Shahdara district police which solved more than 70 cases of gambling have formed special teams to check on the situation. Police are keeping a close eye on gaming parlour as earlier from Krishna Nagar area, an illegal gambling racket was busted which was being run inside a snooker parlour. According to a senior police official, they have identified some areas and security had been heightened and police in plain clothes are keeping a close tab on the illegal activities.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad stated that they have heightened the security for Diwali. The district also busted a gambling near Railway Fatak, Old Seelampur, Delhi. During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they had three plastic coins, two of these are painted black and one is painted red. They used to ask the customers to identify the red plastic coin and assured them to give five times of the betted amount.
Recently, north east Delhi police arrested few persons from Seelampur area who were playing cards in the area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) Ajit Kumar Singla stated that if they are getting any information quick action is been taken on the accused persons. East Delhi police have also alerted their all police personnel to check on the illegal activities. Police sources claimed that raids are going on in different places to stop the illegal activities.
"We have alerted our all police personnel to keep an eye on the illegal gambling activities," said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) R Sathyasundram.