India: 16 arrested for illegal gambling

Police found an illegal casino running in a farmhouse in outer Delhi.
Police found an illegal casino running in a farmhouse in outer Delhi.

Police have raided a farmhouse where an illegal casino was operating.

India.- Authorities have arrested 16 people during a raid on an illegal casino in outer Delhi’s Alipur area. According to officers, a man called Harvinder Solanki had been running an illegal casino inside a farmhouse for the last two years. He is accused of being involved in illegal gambling operations in different areas of Delhi.

During the raid, police seized money, plastic coins, poker tokens and gambling chips.

In August, New Delhi’s police force dismissed an officer for being involved in an organised illegal cricket betting operationAmit Kumar was also accused of being associated with criminals and rioters and of organising illegal gambling events.

According to The Indian Express, Kumar was discovered during a fight between two men who were involved in betting operations. One of them was Amit Raghav who was part of a betting racket and was close to Amit Kumar.

Officers discovered that both Raghav and Kumar carried out illegal gambling rackets and collected money from gamblers. Police also suspect Kumar was involved with bar owners who were breaching Covid-19 countermeasures.

An officer stated: “We found that Kumar was actively in touch with all the bar owners and managers in the area. During questioning, he admitted he called them regularly.”

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