New Delh: South District police raided an illegal casino in the Sainik Farm area of the national capital and arrested 36 persons. Police said they had seized tokens valued at nearly Rs 1.37 crore on Sunday.
“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 said.
“We got an input regarding this and launched a join operation. After getting tip we gathered our team and conducted raid,” Singh said.
DCP Singh also said they 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 a excise act and gambling act case. The property owner is Mr. Harendra Kaushik. He is absconding and we are searching for him. The people whom we have arrested are Bobby ,Montu , Guddu Sunny alias Kunal Chandra,” he added.
“Minimum five lakhs has to be deposited to play this game. Our raid took place in the mid-night. We are moving the court requesting that the premises used for the casino be sealed under the Delhi Gambling Act,” he said.
Acting on a tip, the casino was raided in Neb Sarai of South Delhi.