Pune : Police nab 26 in raid on gambling den in Indapur

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Pune : A gambling den being run at a farm in Indapur taluka of Pune district has been raided. According to police, 26 people, including workers of different political parties and government employees have been detained after this. The raid took place late on Saturday.

Mayur Bhujbal, Deputy superintendent of police had received information that a gambling den was being run from a farm in Madanwadi village in Indapur. A team from Bhigwan police station, led by inspector Jeevan Mane, raided the place after preliminary verification of the information.

According to police, 26 people who have been detained had come from places like Baramati and Indapur in Pune district and even from Phaltan in Satara district. Police said they seized Rs 1.1 lakh in cash and the cars the accused had used to travel to the farm.

Inspector Jeevan Mane said, “These people were betting money on card games. The entire activity was in violation of existing Covid-19 safety norms. A total of 26 people have been booked under the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act. They were placed under arrest after the raid but were later granted bail as these legal provisions are bailable. The arrested persons included workers of political parties, gram panchayat members, government employees and some local residents.”

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