The Gurugram Police on Wednesday night busted an illegal casino and arrested forty-three people and seized cash worth more than Rs 22 lakh, police said. According to officials, the casino was being run from a house in the posh South City area of Millennium City. The police said that among the 43 arrested, the manager and four women have also been nabbed on charges of gambling in a raid last night.
Police PRO Ravinder Kumar told PTI that the majority of the people detained are businessmen who are the residents of Delhi and Gurugram. They have been booked under relevant sections of the Gambling Act, the Arms Act and the Excise Act. Besides seizing cash worth Rs 24 lakh, the police have also found a pistol and four live cartridges. Forty-eight beer bottles, a currency counting machine, plastic money, a casino table, playing cards and three laptops were also confiscated, according to PTI.
The casino’s owner Pramjeet, a resident of Jhajjar, has also been arrested, Kumar said, adding that it is suspected that a gang was involved in organising such events in Delhi and Gurugram. An officer said that the casino bar was being operated there since police in Delhi had conducted several raids recently. People in such events were invited through Whatsapp group.