Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police, on 22 September, invoked the PD Act against a notorious gambling and cockfighting organiser and detained him in the Central prison at Cherlapally.

On 21 June, the Bhongir rural police had busted an illegal gambling racket and arrested 20 people. The prime accused, Yampala Madusudhan Reddy, a resident of Husnabad of Bhongir, had managed to escape.

All the arrested had confessed that they were betting huge amounts in a card game. The police had seized cash worth Rs. 16.50 lakh, four cars, a Tata Ace auto, 16 mobile phones, betting coins, and playing cards. On 23 June, Mahusudhan was arrested and sent to the Bhongir sub-jail in accordance with a remand order issued by the magistrate.

After his release from prison, Madusudhan was again involved in organising illegal cockfights. He bought roosters from Andhra Pradesh and kept them at his house. He used to collect Rs. 500 from each customer as entry fee and later collect a commission on each game. gambling

On 23 August, the police took 19 punters into custody and seized Rs. 1,51,210, 40 roosters, 20 mobile phones, 15 cars, and 33 motorbikes from their possession. Again, the organiser, Madusudhan, managed to escape. However, he was caught later by the Bibinagar police on 27 August and remanded to judicial custody.

In 2012, Madusudhan had also been arrested for harassing a school-going minor girl in Bhongiri town.

On Tuesday, Mahesh M. Bhagwat, the commissioner of Rachakonda police, invoked the PD Act against Madusudhan and detained him with a view to prevent him from indulging in gambling activities      gambling

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