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Police raid 4 clubs in Dhaka

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Police conducted drives at Mohammedan Sporting and three other clubs in Motijheel area of Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.

Police conducted drives at Mohammedan Sporting and three other clubs in Motijheel area of Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.

The three other clubs are Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club and Victoria Sporting Club, said Deputy Commissioner of Motijheel Zone Anwar Hossain.

They started the drive around 2:30pm on information that the belongings of various clubs were transferred to these clubs after they started the drive against casinos on September 18, the official said.

Police seized casino, gambling equipment, liquors and cash conducting drives at four clubs in Motijheel area of Dhaka.

During the drive, police lawmen seized nine gambling boards, gambling equipment, shisha bar, a huge number of gambling cards, teller machines and cash Tk one lakh from Victoria Sporting Club, said Mishu Bishwas, assistant commissioner (Motijheel zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Besides, they recovered 11 walkie talkie, knives and liquor from Mohammedan Sporting Club, he said.

Several gambling boards, a huge number of gambling cards and wine were also found Arambagh Krira Sangha and Dilkusha Sporting Club, our staff correspondent from the spot.

Meanwhile, the lawmen locked three clubs--Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club and Victoria Sporting Club–after concluding the drives, according to the police.

The drives started at the four clubs simultaneously since 2:30pm and the drive was going on at Mohammedan Sporting Club till filing the report at 6:15pm.

The law enforcers started the drives on information that the belongings of different clubs were transferred to these clubs after they started the drive against casinos on September 18, Deputy Commissioner of Motijheel Zone Anwar Hossain told The Daily Star.

On September 18, Rab raided at least five clubs in Dhaka city, arrested 182 people in connection with running “casinos”, gambling, and drug abuse, and sealed off at least two clubs.

On September 20, Rab arrested SM Golam Kibria Shamim, the top government-listed contractor in connection with tender manipulation, extortion, and running drugs and gambling rackets.

He took money from bus terminals and cattle markets by causing fear with his armed bodyguards, the case added.

 

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