Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested six ‘gamblers’ and seized playing cards from their possession besides stake money of over thirty thousand rupees.
“Baramulla Police received reliable information regarding the presence of gamblers at Cheradari, Baramulla jurisdiction of Police Station Baramulla, reacting on the information, Police Party of Police Station Baramulla rushed towards the spot and arrested six gamblers from the said spots”, said a police spokesperson in a statement to a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).
The spokesperson identified the arrestees as; Shahid-ul-Islam Dar, son of Gh Hassan Dar, resident of Kralhar Baramulla, Khursheed Ahmad Rather son of Gh Ahmad Rather, resident of Chandsuma, Imran Qadir Chana son of Gh Qadir Chana, resident of Arampora Baramulla, Mohd Imran Parray son of Late Ab Hamid Parray, resident of Khawaja Sahib Baramulla, Mehraj-ud-Din Dar son of Gh Ahmad Dar, resident of Khawjabagh Baramulla and Mohd Ashraf Dar son of Mohd Sultan Dar, resident of Fatehpora Khawajabagh.
Playing cards and stake money of 30,420 rupes were recovered from them, reads the statement, adding a case under sections of 13 Gambling Act registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation has been set into motion. (GNS)