Port Blair, Sept. 4: In a major breakthrough, a team of PS Pahargaon apprehended 12 gamblers from KMK Restaurant, School Line and recovered 37 bottles of IMFL from the said premises and booked all the apprehended persons under relevant sections of law at PS Aberdeen. Acting on information an 8 members police party led by SHO PS Pahargaon raided the gambling den at KMK Restaurant, School Line in the afternoon of 03/09/12.

In a carefully planned operation, 12 persons namely Ashique Ali (50), Tapan Halder (32), K. Ramu (43), G.Kumar (27), Mohd. Zahir (28), Raj Bahadur (21), Naidu (29), Alak Halder (29), A. Swamy (30), Vagi Naidu (40), R. Sekhar(23) and Murgeshan (47) were nabbed. Playing cards and Rs. 56,370/- in cash were seized from the spot. The arrested persons have been booked under A&N Gambling Regulation 1956. During the raid, 37 Nos. IMFL bottles were recovered and seized from KMK Restaurant and hence the owner, Shri Murgeshan has also been booked U/s 32 Regulation III of 1876 for illegal possession of such huge quantity of IMFL.

Public is requested to pass on credible information on any illegal activities on the telephone numbers 232405, 232400, 250525, 100, 9434288546 & 9434282817. The informant shall be rewarded and his/her identity shall be remain confidential.