Nine gamblers held with Rs 277,000 in capital city

Published On: June 2, 2020 07:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 2: Police have arrested nine businessmen involved in gambling from the capital city on Monday. 

A police team deployed by the Metropolitan Police Circle Office in Durbarmarg arrested the gamblers from Gangor Boutique Hotel in Kamaladi Monday evening. The police team was mobilized on the basis of a tip-off that a group of businessmen were involved in gambling even during the lockdown period. 

The arrested businessmen involved in gambling include Bimal Khetan, Ram Chandra Sanghai, Purushottam Agrawal, Bimal Ahuja, Suresh Kumar Agrawal, Gobinda Ram Sariya, Ashok Kumar Agrawal and Nanda Kishor Sharma. Police have also arrested the owner of the Hotel Mikki Jogai, who is an Indian national, in connection with the incident. 

According to the Metropolitan Police Circle Office in Durbarmarg, police have seized Rs 277,000 in cash and 79 units of coins with the denominations of Rs 5, 50 and 100 from those arrested gamblers. 

Police have also sealed the room where the Hotel owner had operated the gambling business and seized the vehicles used by the gamblers. 

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