10 including 4 Nepalese arrested by Noida police for illegal casino

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The Noida police on Friday said it has busted an illegal casino set up inside a flat at a housing society and arrested 10 people, including 4 Nepalese women, from the spot, reported PTI.

An FIR under provisions of the Public Gambling Act has been lodged at the Bisrakh police station and further legal proceedings are being carried out, officials said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Harish Chander said the local Bisrakh police station was tipped off on Thursday night about illegal gambling at the society in Greater Noida (West).

“The casino was set up on Wednesday only. Bisrakh police station officials had got an input about some people visiting the casino today (Friday),” Chander was quoted in news reports.

Two people who set up the casino have been identified but are still at large, DCP Chander said, adding that efforts were underway to ensure their quick arrest.

Three decks of cards, two casino tables and 3,145 coins were also seized from the spot, the police said.

Those arrested have been identified as casino operator Tarun Pratap Singh and Ravi, Shobhit Kumar, Shiva Bhagwan, Hritik and Vibhor Sharma, all from Ghaziabad along with 4 Nepalese women.

In a similar incident, the Hyderabad police on Wednesday night raided a mango grove where gambling on rooster fights was being organised by Chintamaneni Prabhakar, a former TDP MLA of Denduluru in Andhra Pradesh,

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