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Illegal casino unearthed, 25 held for gambling in Delhi

Illegal casino unearthed, 25 held for gambling in Delhi
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An illegally run casino in South Delhi was raided and later 25 persons were arrested for gambling , racketeering and betting, Police said on Sunday. Two police teams raided the house Anupama Jain in posh Pamposh Enclave in Greater Kailash-1 on saturday night, arresting 25 persons on gambling charges. Anupama Jain claimed herself to be a former model and event manager with a company.

Arrested alleged accused are residents of Janakpuri, Pitampura, Munirka and Greater Kailash and South Delhi, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya. Baaniya informed that Jain ran the illegal activities in her house for last 25 days and kept members informed about the illegal activities through whatsapp.

Over Rs 7 lakh in cash, 2700 gambling plastic tokens, chips, poker table, playing cards , currency counting machines and 25 mobile phones were seized, the officer said. Gambling in India is illegal except for selective categories , lotteries and horse racing or it is exempted in some states such as Goa, Daman and Sikkim in the form of casinos.

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