GUWAHATI: Dispur Police on Wednesday nabbed a gang of three in reference to unlawful betting and playing and seized lakhs of rupees.
The trio was suspected to be working a racket right here in connivance with a ‘Teer’ playing racket from the neighbouring state of Meghalaya. They have been recognized as Narayan Roy, Sarmar Thapa and Goutam Roy.
Teer is a recreation of playing generally performed in Meghalaya, the place archery occupies an necessary place. In Teer, native archers assemble at an undisclosed location, normally on the Assam-Meghalaya border, and shoot at cylindrical targets made from bamboo thatch. After having shot on the goal for two-three minutes at a stretch, the variety of arrows that hit the goal are counted. Gamblers place bets on numbers, that are inscribed on the targets. For every quantity, the variety of arrows which have hit it are counted. Gamblers get their winnings on the premise of this depend. The profitable quantity is the one which has been hit the utmost variety of occasions.
The recognition of the playing recreation continues for many years as one can acquire profitable returns by investing little or no. Bets as little as Re 1 will be positioned. It additionally offers a supply of livelihood for archers in villages throughout Meghalaya.
“Narayan was arrested close to the workplace of the Commissioner of Police, Panbazar, with Rs 1 lakh when he got here to bribe the commissioner. Upon questioning, Narayan recognized Sarmar Thapa of Gausola and Goutam Roy of Krishna Nagar as his companions within the Teer gang. All three are being interrogated,” a senior police official of the Guwahati (East) police district stated.
Based mostly on this revelation, police sleuths launched a search operation and seized Rs 1,24,000 from Narayan Roy’s residence at Gotanagar together with paperwork associated to Teer playing. Police booked them below numerous sections of Assam Recreation and Betting Act and started interrogating them. Sources stated the gang was accumulating cash from gamblers right here by means of secretive counters close to the freeway sectors.