Po­lice raid two gam­bling dens at Nerul, ar­rest 22

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - HT Correspondent ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

NAVI MUM­BAI: As many as 22 peo­ple were ar­rested af­ter po­lice con­ducted a raid at two gam­bling dens at Turbhe MIDC and Nerul on Mon­day night.

Act­ing on a tip- off, a po­lice team led by deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice( zone 1) Sha­haji Umap raided the gam­bling den at Turbhe Naka and ar­rested 13 peo­ple. Bhaskar Shetty, 44, who was run­ning the den, is also among the ar­rested.

“When out peo­ple reached the spot, the sus­pects were found play­ing cards. We ar­rested all of them when we learnt that they were play­ing for money,” Umap said.

Af­ter some time the po­lice re­ceived an­other tip- off and raided an­other gam­bling den at Nerul. They ar­rested nine peo­ple there. All the sus­pects have been booked un­der sec­tions 12a of Bom­bay Pro­hi­bi­tion of Gam­bling Act.

For pre­vent­ing il­le­gal ac­tivi- ties be­ing run in the city, Umap had for med a spe­cial squad around three months ago com­pris­ing around 10 of­fi­cials.

The squad has con­ducted raids at sev­eral video par­lours, en­ter­tain­ment clubs, mas­sage par­lours and lot­tery shops to check il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties and has ar­rested more than 200 peo­ple till now.

“We are also tak­ing ac­tion on peo­ple drink­ing in the open and peo­ple run­ning flesh trade from rented places,” Umap said.

“We ap­peal to the city res­i­dents to i nfor m us if t hey get to know about any il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on in their neigh­bour­hood. Iden­tity of the in­form­ers will be kept se­cret,” he added.

ACT­ING ON A TIP-OFF, A PO­LICE TEAM RAIDED THE GAM­BLING DEN AT TURBHE NAKA AND AR­RESTED 13 PEO­PLE

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