Illegal casino busted in Nawa Raipur’s Qureshi Resort

Raipur, Jul 14: Rakhi police, in association of cyber cell, busted an illegal casino operating at Qureshi Resort in Nawa Raipur. Police also arrested 16 gamblers from the spot apart from seizing cash Rs 2.30 lakh and large number of casino coins from the resort.

According to police, Rakhi police station and cyber cell received a tip off on Sunday evening about the operation of an illegal casino at Qureshi Resort in Nawa Raipur. The information was immediately shared with senior officers after which DIG and SSP (Raipur) Arif H Sheikh ordered for an instant raid at the said spot.

Acting on his directives, a joint team of Rakhi police station and cyber cell rushed to the said resort and soon surrounded it from all sides. Hereafter a police team entered into the resort and nabbed 16 gamblers red-handed gambling there with casino coins and playing cards. Police immediately arrested all sixteen gamblers and seized the cash, which was later counted to be Rs 230290, large number of casino coins, 5 packs of playing cards and 24 mobile phones from the spot.

All sixteen gamblers were then brought to the police station along with the seizure and were immediately booked under Section 13 of Gambling Act. Later they were also booked separately under various sections of Preventive Act. Further investigation in this regard is now underway.

The arrested gamblers have been identified as Shyam Tiwari of Sector-2 in DD Nagar,
Raipur; Sudhesh Pandey of Padnabhpur in
Durg; Pradeep Motwani of Smriti Nagar,
Bhilai; Vijay Sharma of Changorabhata in
Raipur; Prakash Pandey of Bajrang Nagar in Birgaon,
Raipur; Manish Mishra of Pachripara in
Durg; Dinesh Sahu of Changorabhata in
Raipur; Vishal Akhtar of Byron Bazaar in
Raipur; Sourbh Jain of Rohinipuram in
Raipur; Raja Raikwar of Gol Chowk at DD Nagar,
Raipur; Shailesh Yadav of
Sarangarh; Rakesh Sahu of Ambedkar Chowk in Gudhiyari,
Raipur; Rupesh Singh of Gogaon in
Raipur; Yadvendra Singh of Raipura and Sunil Kumar Jha of Shiv Nagar in Gudhiyari, Raipur.

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