Pune: Pimpri police recovered cash and gambling equipment collectively worth Rs 2.8 lakh and registered offence against 25 people after raiding five online lottery and video game parlours outside Chinchwad Railway Station on Tuesday.
Police received a tip-off that owners of these lottery centres and video game parlours were involved in illegal online gambling. “We sent a decoy customer and raided five spots after confirmation,” said an officer from the Pimpri police.
He said the police found 25 people gambling online. “We have booked all of them. Three of them are on the run, while 22 have obtained anticipatory bail from the court,” the officer said.
The social security cell of the Pimpri Chinchwad police on Tuesday registered an offence against seven men for accepting Matka bets. tnn