5 Gamblers Arrested In South Kashmir: Police


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kulgam on Saturday claimed to have arrested five gamblers and seized stake money from their possession.

Acting on specific information about gambling activities in Sopat, a police party of Police Station Devsar raided the specific spot and arrested 05 gamblers on the spot, a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.

They have been identified as Sabzar Ahmad Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh resident of YK Pora, Tariq Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Yousuf Khan resident of Shali Qazigund, Manzoor Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Rafiq Shah resident of Sursun, Batingoo, Wajood Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Jabbar Ganie and Suhail Ahmad Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, both residents of Banghall.

Officers have also seized stake money of Rs 11000, 05 mobile phones and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been shifted to a police station where they remain in custody, police said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 13/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Devsar and further investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, police said that persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt with as per law. “Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units,” police said.

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( With inputs from : kashmirlife.net )

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