Seventeen gamblers were caught by the English Bazaar police during the time the latter executed an operation at the two-storeyed house of a man named Hassan Ali in the Bakhatuli area under the leadership of DSP Dilip Hazra.
The operation, which was conducted on Thursday night, resulted in the arrest of 17 gamblers. Along with catching the men, the police also seized Rs. 13,000 in cash, six mobile phones, playing cards and the gambling boards.
The owner of the house, Hassan Ali, used to offer his house as a gambling den in exchange of money. All of the accused were presented at the Malda District Court today.