9 persons including ward chairman arrested for gambling

Nuwakot: Police have arrested nine persons including, Bhairab Bahadur Adhikari, Ward Chairman of Suryagadhi Rural Municipality-5 in Nuwakot district on charge of gambling on Thursday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) of Nuwakot Tul Bahadur Karki said that the gamblers were nabbed from a hotel in Bidur at the time of playing card last night.

Other arrested includes Krishna Bishwakarma, Keshav Prasad Panta, Nabin Chitrakar, Machhindra Pariyar, Santosh Tripathi, Raju Panta, Padam Singh Dhami and Ishwor Gupta. It is said that police also seized Rs 352,000 from the gamblers too.

According to police, the alleged ones will face a charge sheet in the District Administration Office as per the Gambling Act.(RSS)

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