Police blow up gambling, racketeering in Banur, 70 arrested

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Punjab police allegedly blown up a gambling and immoral trafficking thug active in Mohali district in the arrest of 70 people, including 10 women, during a nightly operation at a wedding palace on the outskirts of Banur

From HT correspondentMohali

PUBLISHED FEB 01. 2021, 12:48 AM IS

Punjab police allegedly blown up a gambling and immoral trafficking thug active in Mohali district in the arrest of 70 people, including 10 women, during a nightly operation at a wedding palace on the outskirts of Banur.

The Punjab Police's Organized Crime Control Unit was also confiscated £8.42 lakh in cash, 47 vehicles, 40 liquor bottles, playing cards and laptops on site, said Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta.

On the instructions of OCCU chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the raids were carried out on the night of January 30th to 31st at around 1 a.m. in the wedding palace of New Life. The arrested women were used as bartenders and dancers.

Singh said the police found out about the bully while they were chasing members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. “Most of those arrested are from Mohali and Patiala. It's a well organized gambling racket with links in Dubai, ”he said.

“Everyone's background is examined. A forensic examination of the confiscated laptops and cell phones is also being carried out to uncover further details, ”said the DGP.

One case under the relevant sections of the Excise Duty Act, the Gambling Act, the Immoral Trafficking Act and the Indian Criminal Code was recorded.

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