14 including Arsalan owner Akhtar Parvez held for gambling
Kolkata: Fourteen persons, including the owner of Arsalan restaurant chain Akhtar Parvez, were arrested on Saturday night from two clubs located at Camac Street and AJC Bose Road for allegedly playing poker.
According to police, on Saturday night, teams of Anti-Rowdy Squad (ARS) and Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police, conducted raids in various clubs in the city. During the raid police found gambling was going on in two clubs.
At first, the police found gambling was going on in the form of playing poker at the Friends Club located on the second floor of 12A, Camac Street. From there, seven persons, including Arsalan owner Akhtar were arrested. Police seized Rs 94,000 and some poker chips and playing cards. Akhtar's two sons identified as Arsalan Parvez and Raghiv Parvez are accused in the Jaguar accident case that took place on August 16.
Primarily, Arsalan was framed to be the prime accused by Akhtar and his family members but later police found that Raghiv was the person who was driving the car.
Meanwhile, another police team raided another club named as Leo Club, located on the fourth floor of 209A, AJC Bose Road in Beniapukur and found a group of men
playing poker while consuming alcohol.
From there, the police arrested another seven persons for playing poker. Also from there Rs 90,000, poker dice, playing cards and other things were seized.
Two separate cases were lodged at the Shakespeare Sarani and Beniapukur police station on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and provisions under West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competition Act. Sources informed that police are keeping strict vigil across the city during the festive season to curb any illegal activity as well as maintain the law and order situation.