Kathmandu : District Police Office, Chitwan has arrested 20 people for playing cards and dice during Dashain. They have been arrested from different places in the district under a special security operation targeted at the festival.
A team from Madi Area Police Office arrested seven persons, a team from Area Police Office Ratnanagar arrested seven persons and a team deployed from Area Police Office Khairhani arrested six persons, said Subash Bhatta, Inspector at District Police Office, Chitwan. He said that Rs. 246,765, dice and cards used in the game were recovered from them.
Police Inspector Bhatta informed that action has been taken against the arrested under the Gambling Act.
Police said that they were arrested on the basis of information that they were playing with a large amount of money.