Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested eight gamblers and seized stake money from their possession in Budgam.
A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that acting on specific information, a Police Party of PS Chadoora raided a gambling site near Wathoora and arrested eight gamblers.
They have been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Yousuf Bhat resident of Monchowa, Sajad Ahmad Masoodi son of Nizam Din Masoodi resident of Pampore Pulwama, Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Jalal U Din Dar resident of Zuhama Chadoora, Feroz Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Mohammad Malik resident of Sogam Chadoora, Ashiq Hussain son of Ab Salam resident of Chadoora, Bashir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Katheer Gund Chadoora, Nawab Ahmad Ganie son of Ali Mohammad Ganie resident of Nagam Chadoora and Javaid Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Chanapora.
Officers have seized stake money of Rs 54,400 and playing cards from the gamblers.
Accordingly, a case under FIR number 137/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, police said that persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. “Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units,” police said.