EIGHT HELD FOR GAM­BLING AT TURBHE MIDC, `18,000 SEIZED

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

NAVI MUM­BAI: Eight peo­ple were ar­rested af­ter the po­lice con­ducted a raid at a gam­bling den at Turbhe MIDC on Thurs­day night.

Act­ing on a tip-off, a po­lice team led by deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (zone 1) Prashant Khaire raided the gam­bling den at Turbhe Naka and ar­rested the eight.

Rajesh Pandarinath Jadhav, 34, who was run­ning the den, is also among those ar­rested.

“When our peo­ple reached the spot, the sus­pects were found play­ing cards. We ar­rested all of them when we learnt that they were play­ing for money. An FIR has been reg­is­tered with Turbhe po­lice sta­tion,” Khaire said.

“We are also tak­ing ac­tion against peo­ple drink­ing in the open and peo­ple run­ning flesh trade,” said another po­lice of­fi­cer.

The po­lice said they are send­ing their per­son­nel to beauty par­lours, mas­sage centres and other places in civil clothes to check for il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

“When­ever we find some­thing amiss in those places, we will con­duct raids there and take le­gal ac­tion against the own­ers,” said Khaire.

“We ap­peal to the res­i­dents to in­form us if they get to know about any il­licit ac­tiv­ity go­ing on in their neigh­bour­hood. Iden­tity of the in­form­ers will be kept se­cret,” he added.

RAJESH PANDARINATH JADHAV, 34, WHO WAS RUN­NING THE DEN, IS ALSO AMONG THOSE AR­RESTED

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