Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested five gamblers and recovered Rs. 3500 stake money from their possession, said a spokesman.
“Acting on specific information about gambling at Perzoo Park near GPO, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Kothibagh raided the gambling spot,” he said.
“During the raid, 5 gamblers who were identified as Bilal Ahmad Ghassi son of Nazir Ahmad Ghassi resident of Bund Kothibagh, Abass Ahmad Dharam son of Manzoor Ahmad resident of Abi Karpora Dalgate, Firdous Ahmad Handoo son of Ali Mohammad Handoo resident of Chinar Bagh, Shehjar Ahmad Soda son of Ghulam Mohammad Soda resident of Kalaf Nallah Dalgate and Shabir Ahmad Handoo son of Ali Mohammad resident of Chinar Bagh were arrested,” said police spokesman in a statement.
“Stake money of rupees 3200, five mobile phones, playing cards, and other material was recovered from the gambling spot,” he added.
A case FIR number 89/2018 under relevant sections of law has been registered and the investigation has been taken up, the spokesman said.