The Crime Branch of Assam Police on Friday conducted a raid in different locations of Hatigaon and Beltola area of Guwahati and busted several gambling dens. 13 persons have been arrested in this connection. During the operations, the police could successfully recover a large number of ‘teer’ tickets.
According to reports, it has been alleged that in the stalls, where the raids were carried out, there were heavy sale of ‘teer’ tickets. “Gambling has been going on in the stall since several months now,” alleged a local resident of Hatigaon’s Lakhimi Nagar area.
The arrested have been identified as- Samsul Haque, Majibur Rahman, Bikash Barman, Saidul Islam, Abdul Hamid, Hiren Chandra Bharali, Abdul Haque, Safikul Haque, Imanul Islam, Atul Sarkar, Kamruj Jaman, Pradip Nath and Kalyan Das.
Meanwhile, locals have appreciated the move of the Crime Branch to curb the gambling menace which has affected the Hatigaon and Beltola areas in the city like a chronic disease.