Three gambling hosts held, fined

IMPHAL, 15th Oct: Sugnu police rounded up three gambling (lagao) hosts and seized dies and other materials from Sugnu Mayai Leikai area on Monday night. The hosts were released after producing them before a duty magistrate on Tuesday.
According to police source, the three arrested individuals are Yumlembam Badal (32) son of Raghumani & Yumlembam Somorendro (38) son of late Kala of Sugnu Mayai Leikai and Yumlembam Krishnachandra (36) son of Ibopishak of Sugnu Awang Leikai.
They were rounded up by a patrol team of Sugnu PS around 9 pm on Monday. Apart from dies and other materials, police also seized Rs 610 from their possession. They were produced before the duty magistrate first class Thoubal, who penalised them fine of Rs 50 each under Public Gambling Act 1867 and released them after advising against repeat the offence.
The duty magistrate also instructed to destroy the dies and other seized materials and to deposit the seized cash in the state treasury.

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