Gambling Camps Flourish in Telangana Despite Ban

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Despite a ban on gambling in Telangana, gambling camps are operating secretly in swanky apartments and air-conditioned rooms, especially on weekends and holidays. These camps are reportedly operated by certain persons who bribe top police officials every month.

To participate in the gambling at these camps, one has to pay somewhere between Rs 3,000 and 5,000. In addition to gambling, one will also get drinks and food, including premium liquor and non-vegetarian snacks.

Sources said that a realtor and an owner of fertilizers outlet of Kagaznagar reportedly operate the gambling camps in Kumram Bheem Asifabad and Mancherial districts. Some government teachers are also said to be organising these camps in Reddy Colony and other parts of Mancherial district centre.

The menace was exposed only when videos and photographs of these gambling camps were leaked and widely shared on social media platforms. However, no cases were registered and no action was taken against the offenders.

The police department is drawing flak for failing to curb the menace and for ‘indirectly’ encouraging it by accepting monthly bribes.

 

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