Recently Pune Police detained a senior police inspector along with 41 others after they busted a gambling racket. Acting on a secretive tip-off, the police led a raid in the Mundwa area of Pune at Kapila Matrix towers.
The Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ravindra Sengaonkar simultaneously ordered DCP Pravin Munde of Zone II to rush to the spot with a sufficient police force to carry out the search operation. “As per the commands of my seniors and Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, I along with other law and enforcement officers from Zone I and II convoyed a raid at the Kapila Towers,” said DCP Pravin Munde to the media.
The search operation was complicated as the premises had hi-tech security arrangements like finger scanning and ID swapping machines, said one of the police officials.
The police finally broke into the premises, and the initial investigations exposed that the club that contained poker coin games and rummy operated under the guise of a shop.
Incidentally, when the police broke into the complex, the accused were engaged in illegal gambling sport of three cards. Police said that 41 charged were betting over a large sum while playing the game popularly known as ‘Teen Patti.’
Vijay Jadhav, a senior police inspector along with the 41 others, will be arrested under the gambling act. The detained police inspector currently holds the command of Baramati Police station.
Along with Jadhav, the other police officer also detained is ex-corporator Avinash Jadhav. Police discovered that the club was recorded in the name of Jadhav. The police are currently verifying the documents. The police grabbed cash Rs seven lakh, four high-end vehicles and a TV resulting to about Rs one crore.
According to the police officials, the racket operated in a sophisticated method and is equipped with digital payment mode, currency counting machines, bar and swanky sitting arrangements.
The police recovered tobacco and poker coins in the denomination worth Rs 100, Rs 500, Rs 1000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 25,000.