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Five gamblers arrested in Bandipora, stake money seized: Police

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Srinagar: Police have arrested five gamblers in Bandipora and have seized stake money from their possession as well, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman said that the police received information about gambling activities in Nowgam area of Sumbal following which a police party of Police post Nowgam raided the specific site and arrested five gamblers on the spot.

The police have identified the arrested as Shabir Ahmad Zadoo, Mohmad Maqbool Naikoo, Syed Reyaz, Bashir Ahmad Batoo and Kifayat Hussain Batoo all residents of Nowgam Sumbal.

“Officers have seized stake money of Rs 3420 and playing cards from the gamblers,” the spokesman said.

He said the arrested have been shifted to the police station where they remain in custody.

“A case vide FIR No. 137/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been taken up as well,” he said.

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