Srinagar: Acting tough against social crimes, Jammu & Kashmir Police in Awantipora on Tuesday said to have arrested five gamblers and seized stake money from their possession.
Acting on specific information about gambling activities in Pampore, a police party of Police Station Pampore raided the specific site and arrested 05 gamblers on the spot, a police spokesman said.
They have been identified as Firdous Ahmad Wani son of Mohammad Shaban Wani, Ab Majeed Wani son of Ab Aziz Wani resident of Tulbagh Doninad, Gh Mohammad Wani son of Ab Aziz Wani resident of Tulbagh Doninad, Mohammad Amin Wani son of Mohammad Shaban Wani resident of Nambalabal and Aqib Ahmad Dar son of Ab Rahman Dar resident of Tulbagh Pampore.
Police have seized stake money of Rs 4,000 and playing cards from the gamblers, the spokesman said, adding that they have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 130/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pampore and investigation has been taken up.
People 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.