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RAB raids 3 clubs in Ctg, finds gambling equipment

Published : Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 306

Chattogram ,Sept 21: Having raided a few clubs in the capital for rooting out illegal activities mainly illegal casinos, the RAB swooped down on three clubs in Chattogram.
The clubs are Mohammedan Sporting Club in Sadarghat area, Abahani Limited Club at Halishahar, and Muktijoddha Sangsad KC on Ice Factory Road.
Nizamuddin, the Executive Magistrate of the elite force from the capital, led the drives in the port city at 7 in the evening on Saturday.
He claimed finding gambling equipment in the three clubs.
 "We are sure that gambling took place here. We've found gambling chips, cards and papers. We've also found some tables, which we suspect were used for gambling," Magistrate Nizamuddin told the media when the raid on Muktijoddha Sangsad was underway.
He also said some equipment might have been shifted away from the club after the raids in the capital.
Police raided a club called 'Hangout' at the port city's Almas intersection on Friday night. The club owner's son Khalikuzzaman and employee Rabul Hossain were arrested on charges of running unauthorised pool and snooker games.
RAB raided four clubs, including Young Men's Club, in Dhaka on Wednesday and the home of its President and Dhaka Metropolitan Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, who was later expelled by the organisation.
It also seized a huge amount of money, counterfeit currencies, drugs and gambling equipment in raids on the Wanderers Club in Fakirapool, Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in Gulistan and Golden Dhaka Bangladesh in Banani's Ahmed Tower the same day.
As part of the government's crackdown on illegal casinos, the security forces arrested Kalabagan Krira Chakra President Shafiqul Alam Firoz and four others in a raid on the sport club in Dhaka on Friday.
It seized foreign coins, playing cards and gambling equipment, casino-style scoreboard, a foreign-made firearm, three rounds of bullet and drugs during the operation on Friday. The Dhanmondi Club was also raided the same day.

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