5 arrested for gambling in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Acting tough against social crimes, Police raided a gambling site in Srinagar and arrested five persons following a credible input about them. Identified as Sahil Ah Bhat son of Shabir Ahmad, Parvez Ahmad son of Gh Nabi, Arshid wagay son of Mohammad Sultan, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Rasool and Azhar Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad all residents of Habbak Naseembagh Srinagar, arrested for gambling offences have been taken to Police Station Nigeen where they remain in custody, a police spokesperson said in a statement.

Officers from the local police unit while making the arrests have seized stake money of Rs 10,800 and playing cards were also seized from the site. A case FIR No 58/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Nigeen and investigations has been initiated.

Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood, he said, adding that people can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue, police said.