Illegal casino busted in Delhi, 36 held

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Police on Sunday busted an illegal casino in Delhi, arresting 36 persons and seizing tokens valued at nearly Rs 1.37 crore.

Acting on a tip, the casino was raided in Neb Sarai of south Delhi.

“A total of 36 persons including players, table attendants and proprietors were arrested. Two separate cases under the Delhi Gambling Act and Delhi Excise Act were registered,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh.

Police also seized 11 luxury cars and several bottles of liquor. A manhunt has been launched for Harnendra Kaushik, the owner of the premises, and Kunal Chandra, the proprietor of the casino.

“We are moving the court requesting that the premises used for the casino be sealed under the Delhi Gambling Act,” Ishwar Singh said.