Gurugram cops nab 43 for running illegal casino
Gurugram: The Gurugram Police has raided a “casinocum-bar” illegally running from a house in the posh South City area of Millennium City, an official said on Thursday.
The police said that they have arrested 43 people, including the manager and four women, on charges of gambling in a raid last night.
“The team was deployed near a house and a raid was conducted. Seeing the police party, all the 43 people, including the women, who were playing in the casino-cummini bar tried to escape.
“They were later caught. The majority of the accused were businessmen. They are residents of Delhi and Gurugram,” Ravinder Kumar, Public Relations Officer, Police, said.
They have been booked under relevant sections of the Gambling Act, the Arms Act, and the Excise Act.
The team seized Rs 22.44 lakh, a pistol, and four live cartridges. Forty-eight beer bottles, a currency counting machine, plastic money, a casino table, playing cards, and three laptops were also confiscated, the officer said.
The casino was being operated from the house for the past few months and was being run by the Manager, Kapil, a resident of Gurugram Sector-40, the officer said.
Its owner Pramjeet has also been arrested. It is suspected that a gang was involved in organising these events.
It seems the casino-cum-mini bar was being operated here as the police in Delhi had conducted several raids recently
Ravinder Kumar, Public Relations Officer, Police
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