SRINAGAR: Acting tough against social crimes, Police have arrested 18 gamblers from Anantnag & Baramulla districts and seized Rs 50,070/- stake money from their possession.
In Anantnag, a police party of Police Station Anantnag raided a gambling site at Ashajipora Anantnag following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers. Officers have seized stake money of Rs 2,950/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 288/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Anantnag and investigation has been initiated.
Similarly in Baramulla, Police parties from Police Station Baramulla & Police Station Pattan raided two gambling sites at Chakloo Baramulla & Baliharan Mirgund respectively after following inputs about gambling activities and apprehended 14 gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of Rs 47,120/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to respective Police Stations where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigation have been taken up.
Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.