Srinagar, Jul 2: Five gamblers were arrested by security forces in a raid in Srinagar, a police spokesman said Tuesday afternoon.
He said on a credible input about gambling offence in Srinagar, a police party from police station Nigeen raided a gambling place. Five gamblers identified-- as Sahil Ah Bhat, Parvez Ahmad, Arshid Wagay, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Azhar Mushtaq all residents of Habbak Naseembagh were arrested.He said the police team also recovered stake money Rs 10,800 and playing cards from the spot.
A case FIR No 58/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Nigeen and investigations has been initiated, he said.
Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood, he said, adding that people can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. ''We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue,'' said police spokesman in a statement. (UNI)