10 gamblers nabbed in raids

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 10

The Ludhiana police conducted surprise raids and nabbed 10 gamblers in separate incidents. The police also recovered over Rs 22,000 in cash from them.

In the first case, the Salem Tabri police nabbed six persons during a special raid conducted at a park in New Kartar Nagar. They have been identified as Arvinder Singh of Netaji Nagar, Manpreet Singh, Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Netaji Nagar, Amandeep Singh of the Jalandhar bypass area, Darshan Kumar of Salem Tabri and Rajesh Kumar of Aman Nagar.

Investigating officer ASI Jagdev Singh said a tip-off was received that accused were gambling in the park. Accordingly, the police conducted a raid and nabbed them red-handed. The police also recovered Rs 18,600 in cash from the spot.

The Police Division 5 also nabbed three persons on the charge of gambling. They were identified as Manjit Singh of CRPF Colony, Dugri, Satnam Singh of Mustaq Ganj and Pardeep Kumar of Abdulpur Basti.

ASI Sukhjinder Singh said after getting information, a raid was conducted at Yamla Jatt Park from where the accused were caught gambling. The police recovered Rs 1,970 from them.

In another incident, the Daresi police nabbed Salinder Kumar of Santokh Nagar who was openly asking people for betting. The police recovered Rs 1,850 cash from him.

The police have registered cases under the Gambling Act against the accused in all incidents.

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