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Police arrests 08 gamblers from Bandipora & Awantipora; Stake money seized

March 05: Acting tough against social crimes, Police have arrested 08 gamblers and seized ₹33,040/- stake money from their possession.

In Bandipora, a police party of Police Station Sumbal raided a gambling site at village Pushwari Naidkhai Sumbal after following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 04 gamblers. They have been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Mir resident of Sopore, Zahoor Ahmad Dar resident of Hajin, Mohd Abdullah Dar and Gh Nabi Najar both resident of Naidkhai. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹28,100/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Sumbal where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 26/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been initiated.

Similarly in Awantipora, a police party of Police Station Khrew raided a gambling site at village Mandakpal Khrew after following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 04 gamblers. They have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Ganie resident of Kronchu Pampore, Khurshid Ahmad Mochi resident of Laroo Kakapora, Waseem Ahmad Sheikh resident of Kakapora and Mohammad Shafi Ganie resident of Mandekpaul. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹4940/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Khrew where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khrew and investigation has been initiated.

Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.

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