Raid on 4 more sport clubs in Dhaka, huge gambling materials seized
Published : Monday, 23 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 645
Police recovered some gambling appliances and Tk 1 lakh from Mohammedan Sporting Club, Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club and Victoria Sporting Club casinos in the city's Motijheel C/A on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Motijheel Zone) Anwar Hossain told the Daily Observer that the law enforcers started the drive on information that gambling materials belonging to different clubs were transferred to these clubs after they started the drive against casinos on September 18.
The clubs are also involved in casino business, he added.
Besides, several gambling boards and a huge number of packs of playing cards were also found in Arambagh Krira Sangha.
They had been unaware of any casino within the clubs, Anwar said, adding that they conducted the drives based on a tip-off.
Law enforcers have recently started hunting down the dens of gambling and drugs across the country.
During the drives that continued till 4:45pm, they recovered various devices of gambling, Tk 1 lakh and some empty bottles of liquor, he said.
During the drive, the lawmen seized nine casino boards, shisha bar, a huge number of playing cards and Tk 1 lakh in cash from Victoria Sporting Club, said Mishu Bishwas, Assistant Commissioner (Motijheel zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Earlier, the elite force RAB detained 142 people from a casino at Fakirerpool Youngmen's Club in the capital on Wednesday.
Later, they arrested its president Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, also organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League. He, was however, expelled from the organisation.
Besides, three other casinos in Banani, Motijheel and Gulistan areas were sealed off, and 40 more people detained from another casino.
RAB members arrested Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim along with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money from his Niketan office in the capital on Friday afternoon. RAB Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam said they seized Tk 165 crore Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies during the drive.
"A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB & Company Pvt Ltd, owned by Shamim." the Magistrate said.