Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 2
The Police Division 8 conducted a surprise raid at a house in Upkar Nagar here. Several gamblers fled the spot before the arrival of the police. One person was arrested from the spot.
The accused has been identified as Rajan of Prem Nagar.
ASI Avtar Singh said a tip-off was received that several gamblers had gathered at a house in Upkar Nagar for gambling. The police party conducted a raid and managed to nab only one person.
“We are identifying the accused who had escaped from the house. They will also be booked in the case. We will not spare anyone, “ the ASI said.
It has been learnt that a senior police officer have told heads of all police stations to keep a tab over cricket betting activity in the city and conduct maximum raids to nab bookies. The police even shared a message on Facebook and Twitter in which clear warning has been given to bookies to stay away from betting else strict action will be taken against them. Several people have commented on the post and also condemned the police for their connivance with bookies.
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