India: eight businessmen arrested for gambling

India: eight businessmen arrested for gambling

Individuals charged with gambling while the country is on lockdown due to Coronavirus.

India.- Eight businessmen have been arrested for gamblingin Nagpur, Maharashtra during the quarantine lockdown mandated by the government in order to contain the Coronavirus outbreak.

The group, arrested at Oberoi Palace, were charged with gambling under the Prevention of Gambling Act, a police officer told local press.

Police seized Rs54,000 (€642) in cash, four cars including a high-end model and nine mobile phones collectively worth Rs 26.22 lakh (€31,400), after raiding a community hall in the Yashodharanagar area, he said.

Among those arrested was the owner of the venue, Krutpalsingh Surajpalsingh Oberoi.

On Sunday, City police registered 76 offences against violators of lockdown legislation with 45 people were arrested.

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