Nine businessmen held for gambling, remanded to custody
Kathmandu, June 2
Nine businessmen, a few of whom are ‘well-known faces’ within the enterprise fraternity, have been despatched to five-day police custody after being arrested from a playing den final evening.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Raj Kumar KC, additionally the spokesperson for Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, stated Kathmandu District Administration Office despatched them to police custody for additional investigation.
Among the arrested are Bimal Kumar Khetan, Ram Chandra Sanghai, Ashok Kumar Agrawal, Purushottam Agrawal, Suresh Kumar Agrawal, Govinda Ram Sariya, Nanda Kishor Sharma, Bimal Ahuja and Nikki Jogai.
Jogai, an Indian nationwide, is the proprietor of a resort, in keeping with police. Similarly, Sanghai is managing director of Sanghai group and Ashok Kumar Agrawal is managing director of Vishal Group.
Acting on a tip-off, Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarg, had raided the playing den at Kamaladi-based Gangaur Regency Boutique Hotel yesterday at 6:30pm. A group led by DSP Ranjan Dahal had busted the gamblers.
Police have confiscated Rs 27,700 million and 179 on line casino chips from the playing den.
Police stated though the quantity confiscated from such high-profile gamblers was small compared to related circumstances they’d cracked prior to now, the arrested may need valued the on line casino chips at larger restrict than the conventional market value.
DSP Dahal stated, “Normally, the worth of such cash is Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 in casinos, however we’re investigating if they’d elevated the worth, in order that the quantity wouldn’t be very excessive in case they have been arrested.”
The Gambling Act bars Nepali residents from coming into casinos.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 03, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.
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