MORANG, Oct 10: Police on Friday evening arrested six gamblers from a house at Belabari Municipality-4, Garjuram Tole, in the district
The gamblers were caught red-handed from the house of local Ashok Rai, said Morang police chief, Superintendent of Police (SP), Santosh Khadka.
The police recovered Rs 253,235 from the gambling den along with a set of cowries, 3 decks of cards and three vehicles (a jeep, a bike and a scooter).
The gamblers include ‘famed’ politicians and social leaders from Dhanusha, Sunsari, Jhapa and Morang districts
The arrestees have been identified as Sujaya Gautam, 56, and Chandra Limbu, 52, from Belbari-11, Rit Gurung, 40, from Belbari-3, Parshuram Bhujel, 50, from Charnath Ganeshman-8, Dhanusha, Dharmendra Rai, 32, from Damak-5, Jhapa and 47-year-old Pradip Tamang of Itahari-1, Sunsari.
Action will be taken against them as per the Gambling Act 1963, according to Morang Police.