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India – Police close down illegal casino in India

By - 12 January 2015

Police in the Indian city of Gurgaon have closed down an illegal casino in the upmarket region of DLF Phase-II, arresting 43 people, including five Nepalese women.

The casino was being operated from the basement of the three-storey building which had bene fitted with CCTV cameras throughout.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Saharan said: “The police team has done a good job and caught people red-handed from the spot. We had busted a gambling den earlier too. But this is the first time that we unearthed such a racket running out of an upscale locality. The casino housed a bar, a kitchen and rest rooms for the convenience of the customers. Besides a dozen bouncers, five Nepalese girls were also hired on contractual basis on a monthly salary of Rs. 20,000 per month to help and entertain the customers mounted a raid at the “L” block house in the early hours of Sunday and arrested the accused. The casino was being run by three men in partnership, two of whom have been arrested.”

Businessman placed bets in the Indian currency. A total of ten people from Nepal had been hired to work in the casino. The businessmen provided them food and lodging, along with a salary.

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