Indoor gaming den busted at Bibi Nagar; 8 held

The organizer and the seven participants used to play three-card gambling by betting money, which is a game of chance, and thereby gain easy money illegally.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Jun 2022 6:35 AM GMT
Indoor gaming den busted at Bibi Nagar; 8 held

Hyderabad: Police busted an indoor gaming den at Ragala Resorts and eight people including organizer and punters in Kondamadugu on Tuesday. Police seized cash of Rs.51,560; 14 playing card sets, 11 mobile phones, two Maruti Brezza cars, and other incriminating material from their possession. All the properties seized together were worth Rs. 15 lakh.

The organizer and the seven participants used to play three-card gambling by betting money, which is a game of chance, and thereby gain easy money illegally.

A case was registered under Section 3, 4 & 5 of the Telangana Gaming Act, 1974 at the Bibi Nagar PS under the Rachakonda Police Commissionerate.

Telangana Gaming Act of 1974 states that whoever found gambling or present for gaming in a common house shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment extending up to six months or a fine amounting to Rs.3000 or both. This Act was amended by the Telangana Gaming Act, 2017 which inserted online gaming into the purview of the act.

Pasuladi Narsinga Rao (41) who is a real estate businessman and a resident of Ghatkesar in Medchal was the organizer of the indoor gaming. He used to collect commission from punters.

The arrested punters have been identified as Pulikanti Rajashekar Reddy (46) from Ghatkesar in Medchal; Dhonthana Balesh (29) from Bhongir in Yadadri Bhongir; Butkar Shankaraiah (65) from Uppal in Hyderabad; Badham Narendhar Reddy (61) from Ghatkesar in Medchal; Kuntla Suresh Kumar (50) from Uppal in Hyderabad; Katta Anjaneyulu (50) from Ghatkesar in Medchal; Mogulla Santosh Kumar (42) from Ghatkesar in Medchal.

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