Punjab Police bust major gambling racket in Mohali’s Banur; arrest 70

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 31

In an early morning operation, the Organised Crime Control Unit of Punjab Police on Sunday busted a gambling racket active in Mohali.

The police arrested 70 persons, including 10 women, from a city marriage palace on the outskirts of Banur. The police also seized Rs 8.42 lakh in cash, 47 vehicles, 40 liquor bottles and laptops from the spot.

Record of all arrested was being investigated, said DGP Dinkar Gupta and added that forensic examination of the seized laptops and mobile phones was also being conducted.

Acting on a tip-off, raids were conducted on the directions of the Organised Crime Control Unit chief, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, on the intervening night of January 30 and January 31 at New Life marriage palace located on the outskirts of Banur, towards Zirakpur.

An FIR has been registered in the case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act, 13/3/67 of the Gambling Act; 3/4/5 of the Immoral Trafficking Act; and 420, 120b of the IPC.

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