Srinagar Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four gamblers and one alcohol smuggler in two separate incidents.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said four gamblers -Mehraj-ud-Din of Gassi Mohallah Safakadal, Shabir Ahmad Kaloo of Cement Kadal, Tanveer Ahmad Dar of Bemina and Tariq Ahmad Sofi of Cement Kadal Noorbagh were arrested by police from Srinagar’s Noorbagh area.
“Rs 8340 were recovered as stake money from their possession,” said a police spokesperson.
In another incident, a police spokesperson said an alcohol smuggler was apprehended by police at Pantha Chowk area. “…a Marui Zen with registration number JK03-A 0001 driven by Mohammad Syed Shah of Pamposh Colony Bijbehara, Anantnag.
On checking 60 bottles of illicit liquor were recovered,” said a police spokesperson.
FIRs have been lodged in both the cases, said a police spokesperson.