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Police have arrested four gamblers in Rangunia, Chittagong, along with gambling equipment and gambling board money. They were detained on Tuesday (January 19) at around 3:30 pm in a raid in the char area of Karnafuli river near Maram Saheb Ghat in Mariamnagar union of the upazila. Chittagong Assistant Superintendent of Police (Raozan-Rangunia Circle) in the presence of locals at the end of the operation. Anwar Hossain Shamim declared the area permanently free of gambling dens.
According to police sources, on Tuesday, on the basis of secret information, Circle ASP Anwar Hossain Shamim and Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahbub Milki along with Rangunia Model Police conducted a raid at a forested place near Karnafuli river. During the operation 4 gamblers were arrested in Hatena. The arrested gamblers are Arif Hossain, 22, son of Rezaul Karim of Amir Kulalpara village in Rangunia upazila. Md. Of the same area. Jafar’s son said. Jewel (24), son of the late Nurul Alam of Saudagarpara village. Didarul Islam (40) and son of Abdur Razzak of Debar Hat village in North Rangunia. Nure Alam (30). Cash, playing cards and gambling equipment were seized from them.
It is known that the char area of Karnafuli river adjacent to Maryam Nagar has been used as a hangout for gamblers for a long time as it is full of bushes. Apart from gambling, the area was also known as a center for drug use and a sanctuary for talented youth. The locals have been demanding the police administration to make the place gambling-free for a long time as the local youth community has gone astray.
Circle ASP said in the context of the campaign. Anwar Hossain Shamim said, “We have taken steps to make this vast area on the banks of Karnafuli river free from gambling on the instructions of the higher authorities of the police.” As part of this, 4 gamblers were arrested in a surprise operation on Tuesday. With the cooperation and participation of local people, we will make this area permanently gambling free.
Although late, the locals welcomed the anti-gambling operation of the police and the initiative to make the area a permanent gambling den.