Great gamblers arrested by police; whooping cash seized
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
In a major success ahead of Ghallughara Diwas and tight security in view of Night Curfew during the lockdown imposed to contain Covid-19 pandemic, the Commissionerate Police on Friday have arrested 11 gamblers and seized whopping Rs 19.82 lakh, four weapons and five cars from a house in New Amardass Colony.
The accused persons have been identified as Sucha Singh (52) of Dialpur, Sandeep Sharma (43) of Mitha Bazar, Davinder (33) of Adampur, Vishal Bhalla (41) of Babbia Mazar Katra Dullo, Mohit of Katra Dullo (28), Ricky (36) of Hazat Nagar, Kamal Kumar (37) of Tirath Road, Bhanu (34) of Khoo Bambe Wala Gate, Kaushal Kumar (33), Manohar Lal (34) of Ram Bagh Kot Aatma Singh and Parveen Mahajan (41) of Kharas Wali Gali near Amritsar Bus Stand.
The police have seized Rs 19.82 lakh, three .32 bore revolvers, one .45 bore pistol, five cars and two gambling card boxes.
Divulging the details, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that acting on a tip-off, the cops raided in a house of street No-3, at Guru Amar Dass Colony and arrested all of the accused besides seized cash, weapons and cars from there.
He said that accused Sucha Singh and Sandeep Sharma were property linkers and they had sold the house from where they were arrested, to Shahkot based NRI but had not handed over keys to NRI. He said that the revolver seized from Sandeep, actually belonged to Joginder Pal who would be also be arrested. Both were also arrested in Ludhiana during 2017 when cops seized Rs 34 lakh and arrested 30 others.
Bhullar said that Ricky was also facing three criminal cases in the past and works as furniture mechanic.
” Vishal Bhalla was working as property linker and was facing a criminal case in Amritsar. Mohit was a driver of Vishal Bhalla. Bhanu was also an associate of Bhalla.
Davinder was a shopkeeper in Adampur and Kamal Kumar was also in property business and pistol recovered from him was of Rajiv Kumar who would also be arrested. Manohar was running a saloon. Kaushal Kumar had owned an eatery in Amritsar and Parveen Mahajan had a footwear showroom”.
Bhullar said that a case under sections 188 of IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Disaster Management Act 2005, 13-3-67 Gambling Act and 25,27, 54 and 59 Arms Act in Police Station-1 and all accused would be taken on police remand for the detailed probe in this case.
The Commissioner of Police also said that Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department have also been informed to check the source of the credentials of the seized money.