New Delhi: A casino operating from a sprawling farmhouse in south Delhi also used for shooting TV shows was raided by the police last night and 30 people were arrested. Thirteen luxury cars were seized from the 13-acre farmhouse on Dera Mandi road.
- Police arrested 30 people, seized 13 luxury cars from the illegal casino
- The 13-acre south Delhi property is used for shooting films, TV serials
- Except for Goa, Sikkim and Daman, casinos are illegal in India
The police say 14 people were caught gambling and five women attendants from the casino and bar were also arrested. A large number of liquor bottles, casino chips and hookahs were seized by the police, who also found a large roulette table besides other gambling equipment. Police said tokens worth over 3 crores were recovered.
Police said the farmhouse is owned by a retired Army officer and was run by a man called Radhe Shyam.
"The 30 persons who have been arrested include 14 players and 5 female casino attendants. The rest of them were bar attendants. Among the players, few were businessmen," news agency IANS quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh.
In October last year, eight people were arrested and nearly 3,000 gambling chips worth crores of rupees were found in another illegal casino operating in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area.
Except for Goa, Sikkim and Daman, casinos are illegal in India.