Jamshedpur: With Diwali on the cards, the police are geared up to bust the gambling dens, especially those which are organised by traders at their establishments or other safe places in the steel city.
The action was planned as gambling is organised on and before Diwali in several places in the city every year.
Sleuths from the intelligence department have been instructed to collect information about places where organised gambling has been continuing for the last couple of years.
Revealing about the move, SSP Anoop Birtharay said that they would start raiding the places where gambing is organised.
“We have decided to conduct raids at the public places like bus-stand, parks, empty houses or under-constructe houses. We will arrest those found indulged in the act and will prosecute them under Section 13 of the gambling act,” said Birtharay.
Another official said those who organise the gambling if caught during the raids will be prosecuted under 3/4 of the Gambling Act and will get bail from the court only.
He stated that the officers in-charge of the police stations have been instructed to check gambling in their respective areas.
Sources said gambling is organised in large scale at a number of place in Jugsalai during every Diwali. At the gambling dens in Jugsalai selected traders are allowed to participate in the act in which lakhs of rupees are put on stack.
Other places where gambling is organised include marketplaces in Sakchi, Bistupur, Kadma, Sonari and Golmuri. The gambling is also held at some houses in the residential locality of Baradwari, Sonari and Sakchi.