Ten persons, including Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, teacher and artist were arrested in a gambling raid at Sonari in Charaideo district of Assam.
A team led by Sonari SDPO Tridip Kumbang and Sonari Police Station SI Suman Saha conducted a raid on the intervening hours of November 16th-17th, 2019 and found the arrested persons involved in gambling activities in a small room at old Towkok area, near Nagaland border.
Police seized cash amounting to Rs 37,380, 10 mobile phones, two decks of playing cards, a set of six dices and a dice mat from them.
BJP member Namodhar Tati, artist Manikanchan Buragohain, teacher Bhupen Phukan, businessman Bidyut Gohain, Congress member Dipak Karmakar were among the others arrested by Sonari Police. The owner of the house was also arrested.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of law at Namtola Police Station.
Photo credit: Hansang Konwar