Pune: Crime Branch Raids Six Online Gambling Dens, 55 People Booked
Pune, 19th July 2022: Online gambling dens are running in the name of lottery in Pune, Pimpri city and the district and it has been revealed that government revenue of lakhs of rupees has been lost.
The Social Security Cell (SSC) of the Pune Police Crime branch raided six online gambling dens in Shivajinagar. In this regard, cases have been registered against 55 people and valuables worth Rs 4.5 lakh have been seized.
Police Inspector Rajesh Puranik of the Social Security Cell got information that online gambling is being conducted in the name of lottery in the Shivajinagar area. Swastik Lottery Center, Star Lottery Center, Savera Lottery Center, Sai Pratik Lottery Center, Shaha Lottery Center, and GPS Lottery Center are the six places under the name of online lottery. Thick curtains were installed at the entrances of gambling dens.
With the help of a decoy customer, the police collect evidence and raid gambling dens. Gambling equipment was seized from there. Police inspector Puranik said that the owners and drivers of the gambling dens have formed a criminal conspiracy and defrauded the state government by conducting online transactions on the computer and defrauding the government revenue.
The action was taken under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta, Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Karnik, Additional Commissioner of Police Ramnath Pokale, DCP Shriniwas Ghadge.
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