With the arrest of 24 persons, Chhattisgarh police on Sunday claimed to have busted a gambling den operating from a house in the state capital.
Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav told The Pioneer that the accused identified as Ajil Khan (60), Jitendra Kripalani alias Jitu (28), Dharmendra Pandit (30), Manoj Bansal (32), Sunil Kumar Tandon (30), Praveen Soni (34), Ravi Munjar (34), Ganju Angare (58) , Dinesh Mahanand (28), Mukesh Narwani (38), Vimal Jain (42), Moin Khan (50) Sanjay Kumar (46), Pankaj Munjar (33), Bhuvan Mahanand (25), Amit Dua (34), Satish Kumar (48), Rajiv Tiwari (30), Gajanand Patel (40), Haider Ali (25), Vivek Agrawal (25), Annu Hasan (57), Nirmal Jain (40) and Pramod Yadav (33) have been taken into custody.
On Saturday late night, police received a tip-off that several persons were gambling from a house in narrow lanes of Momin Para locality under Azad Chowk police station limits in Raipur, the senior officer said.
Police constituted a team and raided the spot. During the raid, the police recovered Rs 10.10 lakh in cash, 23 mobile phones, dice and small balls from the spot, Yadav added.