Delhi Police has raided a casino illegally operating in a farmhouse house and arrested 30 people in this connection last night. The 13-acre farmhouse on Dera Mandi road in South Delhi was also used for TV shows shooting. During the raid, police seized 13 luxury cars, as per NDTV. The police said 14 people were caught gambling in the house while five women were working in the casino and bar.
Police has also seized a large number of casino chips, hookahs, gambling tables and playing cards from the spot. In India casinos are illegal except for Goa, Sikkim and Daman, the report added.
Earlier on 24th October, South District police had raided an illegal casino in the Sainik Farm area of the national capital and arrested 36 persons. “One crore thirty-six lakh and 45 thousand rupees have been recovered in the raid. We have also seized tokens of different values. We have also recovered 13 Indian made and imported liquor bottles. For liquor bottles we are going to launch a separate case,” South Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh was quoted as saying by ANI. DCP Singh also said that the police had also seized 11 luxury cars and a manhunt has been launched for Harnendra Kaushik, the owner of the premises, and Kunal Chandra, the proprietor of the casino. “Table attendants and proprietors were arrested. We would like to request the court to seal their properties. We have registered an excise act and gambling act case” he added, as per ANI report.