A total of 14 persons were taken into police custody for taking part in a betting racket in Vijay Nagar area including a repeat offender who used to run this racket. On a tip-off a team of cops from Vijay Nagar Police Station and Crime Branch raided the house of one Zahid alias Chhalava at village Kaila Bhatta where he was found to be running a betting racket in which 13 persons were participating. All were apprehended by the police. Items used in betting as well as 15 mobile phones and Rs 16,890 cash were recovered from the house. This was revealed by SP City, Shlok Kumar.
Zahid used to lure gullible people from nearby areas to take part in betting racket and used to convince them to part with their money. Apart from Zahid—who was found to be running the racket—the 13 others arrested were Aamir, Sonu, Abdul Karim, Rashid, Shafi, Sajid, Aneesh, Sajid, Mehtab, Jahangir, Waseem, Salim and Vikas. All were booked under the Gambling Act.