The Task Force police on Sunday raided a common gaming house and arrested eight persons, who were playing cards illegally. Police seized Rs 2.92 lakh cash, six mobile phones and playing cards from them.
According to police, one of the accused Upender Reddy, while working at Elite Club in Jubilee Hills, came in contact with several persons who came to play cards. After the club shut down 15 days ago, he took the flat on rent for Rs 3,000 per day from Raju Varma, and started contacting the players who used to play cards earlier in the club.
He started collecting kit amount for each game and earning easy money. “While they were playing 3 cards, we caught them and seized a total amount of Rs 2.91 lakh,” police said.
The arrested persons include G Upender Reddy (31), resident of Raj Nagar, Borabanda, B Bal Reddy (38), resident of Uppal, B Laxminaryana (31), resident of Banjara Hills, Mohammed Abdul Nayeem (36), resident of Tolichowki, B Raghu (39), resident of Manikonda, Rajendernagar, P Jitender Reddy (27), resident of Buddhanagar, Prabhakar (40), resident of Mallikarjun Nagar and Sanjay Kumar Singh, resident of Musheerabad. The arrested persons were handed over to the Banjara Hills Police for necessary action.