Rajpura, January 31
The Punjab Police’s Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU) blew up a gambling racket here in the Banur area today.
Police arrested 70 people, including 10 women, from a wedding palace on the outskirts of Banur. It also seized Rs 8.42 lakh in cash, 47 vehicles, 40 liquor bottles and laptops on site.
DGP Dinkar Gupta said that a forensic examination of the confiscated laptops and cell phones was carried out, along with finding more details about the defendant.
On the night of January 30th to 31st, raids were carried out at the New Life wedding palace on the outskirts of Banur in the direction of Zirakpur on the instructions of OCCU chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.
The mafia was also mugged about a month ago, but the defendants were released after intervention by some political lobbies. “Among those arrested this time is the son of a gambling king who has been active in the Ghanaur and Rajpura areas for over a decade,” sources say.
In addition to Sections 420 and 120B IPC, an FIR has been registered under the Excise Duty Act, the Gambling Act and the Immoral Trade Act. – TNS