Four gamblers arrested in Srinagar along with stake money: Police

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Srinagar

Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested four gamblers along with stake money in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on a credible input Srinagar Police today arrested gamblers from a gambling site.

He said that a police party from Police Station Lalbazar headed by SDPO Hazratbal raided a gambling site following an input about gambling activities at Salfiya Chowk Lalbazar Srinagar.

“Four persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Shah resident of Bota-Shah Mohalla, Mohd Arif lone resident of Kupwara Hayhama, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar resident of Umar Colony B-lane and Bilal Ahmad Wani resident of Saderbal were arrested by the police for gambling offences,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Officers have seized playing cards and a stake amount of Rs 5,020 from the gamblers,” he said.

He said that a case FIR No. 41/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lalbazar.

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

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