‘Gam­blers’ jump from sec­ond floor to es­cape ar­rest, fall in po­lice net

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In their bid to es­cape ar­rest dur­ing a po­lice raid at a gam­bling den in east Delhi’s Vish­was Na­gar on Thurs­day, three men jumped off the sec­ond floor of a build­ing, po­lice said.

The trio not only suf­fered frac­tures in the process, they also ended up get­ting caught just af­ter land­ing as a po­lice team had that es­cape route cov­ered.

By the end of the dra­matic raid, the po­lice nabbed a to­tal of 15 men aged be­tween 25 and 60 years and booked them un­der the Pub­lic Gam­bling Act, said Meghna Ya­dav, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (Shah­dara).

The al­leged gam­bling racket was op­er­at­ing from the sec­ond floor of a res­i­den­tial build­ing in Vish­was Na­gar that falls un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of Farsh Bazar po­lice sta­tion.

“A pa­trolling team re­ceived a tip-off about the gam­bling den on Thurs­day af­ter­noon. Se­nior of­fi­cers were alerted and a search war­rant read­ied af­ter which we raided the build­ing,” said an in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

In­side the flat, sev­eral men were al­legedly putting cash at stake while gam­bling with cards. “When they saw the po­lice team, they tried to run away. While most tried to es­cape through the door, three jumped out of the bal­conies of the sec­ond floor,” said the of­fi­cer.

The trio es­caped life-threat­en­ing in­juries but ended up with frac­tures. A po­lice team that had waited nearby im­me­di­ately caught them and moved them to Dr Hedge­war Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. The po­lice said they are out of dan­ger and have been ap­pre­hended. The po­lice also caught 12 oth­ers while a few man­aged to slip away.

The in­jured men have been iden­ti­fied as Sahil, 25, Ravi, 60, and Suresh, 28. The trio and the other 12 nabbed men are res­i­dents of east Delhi neigh­bour­hoods.

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