10 arrested in Tamil Nadu for selling banned lottery tickets

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Trichy district and city police arrested 10 individuals from various locations on Saturday for selling banned lottery tickets. The operations were undertaken to shut down the illegal sale of lottery tickets in Tamil Nadu. The district police filed seven cases, leading to the arrest of seven suspects, while the city police arrested three in three separate cases reported the Times of India.

Among the arrests, A Kumar from Chinna Karuppur was caught by Jeeyapuram police for allegedly selling lottery numbers near the MGR statue at Kulumani. Police seized 10 sheets containing the numbers from the accused, who was booked under The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998.

In other incidents, a 54 year old lottery seller named K Jegadeesan was arrested by Mannachanallur police, for selling lottery numbers at Thiruppainjeeli.

A Abdul Fasidh was arrested for possessing five sheets of lottery numbers in Inamkulathur, by Inamakulathur police. K Aruvandi was detained by Inampuliyur police for selling banned lottery numbers at Somarasmpettai.

Additionally, Navalpattu police arrested S Raju from New Street for selling lottery tickets from his residence, while Samayapuram police apprehended V Raju from his petty shop.

At Musiri police arrested G Manivel from Vellur for selling banned lottery tickets in the area. Following the arrests, five individuals were jailed in judicial custody while two were released on bail.

Ariyamangalam police also made arrests, detaining S Mathiyazhagan from Srinivasa Nagar and K Raja at Nehruji Nagar bus stop. Similarly, Srirangam police apprehended P Sankar from Theppakulam Thenkarai in Trichy city.  Subsequently, he was also released on bail.

Jayalalitha’s government banned lottery ticket sales in Tamil Nadu in 2003, but illegal lottery sales continue in the state.