Kathmandu authorities arrest six for allegedly running illegal online casino via Cash App

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Six individuals have been arrested by the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office, Min Bhawan, for allegedly facilitating online casino gaming through the Cash App application. This arrest, conducted on Tuesday, marks a crackdown on illegal online gambling operations.

As reported by My Republica, among the arrested individuals are Sunil Thakur, aged 24, from Bramhapuri Municipality-7, Sarlahi, and residing in Milantol, Kathmandu Tokha Municipality-6. Also arrested were Rambir Thakur, aged 26, and Pramis Shrestha, aged 22, with the former originating from Belbari Municipality-10, Morang, and the latter from Tokha Municipality-6, Kathmandu.

Additionally, Prasaya Jamkattel, aged 22, from Kathmandu Budhanilkantha Municipality-12, who resides in Tenzing Chok, and Dipnoj Khatri, aged 22, from Budhanilkantha Municipality-12, currently living in Baluwakhani, Kathmandu, but originally from Gauradaha Municipality, Jhapa, were taken into custody. Swaraj Shrestha, aged 29, from Kathmandu Metropolitan Municipality-14 Kuleshwar, completes the list of those arrested.

In a coordinated effort, authorities seized five laptops, eight mobile phones, and one CPU believed to have been used in connection with the illegal gaming activities. This enforcement action highlights the government’s commitment to combating online gambling and protecting citizens from the adverse effects of such activities.

The crackdown on illegal online gambling operations in Kathmandu sends a strong message about the authorities’ resolve to tackle such activities head-on. With the increase of online gaming platforms, the risk of exploitation and addiction among vulnerable individuals has become a growing concern.