Five gamblers arrested in Bandipora along with stake money: Police

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Srinagar

Police on Friday claimed to have arrested five gamblers in Bandipora after raided a gambling site in its recent action against the gamblers in the area.

A police spokesman in a statement said that five persons identified as Jahangir Ahmad Magary, Farooq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, residents of Sumbal, Naseer Ahmad @tanza and Nazir Ahmad Hajam, both residents of Tangpora Sumbal were arrested following input about gambling activities in Tangpora area of Sumbal, Bandipora.

“Officers have seized playing cards and a stake amount of Rs 6100/- from the gamblers,” said the spokesman.

“Case FIR No 19/2019 under section 13 Gambling Act stands registered in Police Station Sumbal,” he said.

“Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to pass information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood to the local police units,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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