Police on Wednesday apprehended 16 alleged gamblers and recovered table money amounting to Rs 47,850, 15 mobile phones and other valuable items from their possession, informed a police spokesman.
According to him, Sadiqabad police team under the supervision of Station House Officer (SHO), while acting on a tip-off conducted a raid at a gambling den and arrested 9 gamblers namely Muhammad Irfan, Ibrahim, Riasat Ali, Muhammad Imran, Shahid Mehmood, Irfan, Gul Shair, Muzammil and Babar.
Police recovered betting money of Rs. 35,350, 8 mobiles phones and gambling tools.
Meanwhile, Saddar Wah PS in their raid held seven gamblers identified as Shahid Ali, Yasir, Salah ud Din, Hamza, Shouket, Aleem, Kamran and stake oney of Rs. 12,500, 7 mobiles phones, gambling tools and other valuable items from their custody.
Separate cases have been registered against all the accused while further investigations were underway, he added.
Police have busted two gangs of dacoit and bike liter and arrested their five members besides recovering cash, 11 motorcycles, weapons and other items.
According to a police spokesman, Naseerabad police team under the supervision of SHO Naseerabad was constituted which after hectic efforts managed to net three accused namely Faraz alias Kaka, ring leader, Abdul Bashir and Suleman who were dacoit and bike lifter gang members and allegedly involved in a number of dacoities and other crimes in different areas.
Police recovered 10 stolen motorcycles, Rs 30,000 cash, weapons and other items from their possession.
Meanwhile, Pirwadhai police rounded up two accused identified as Wahid alias ‘Dada’ and Muhammad Idrees who were dacoit and bike lifter gang members.