Srinagar: In its efforts to weed out social crimes from society, Srinagar police arrested seven gamblers and recovered stake money, a police spokesman said.

A police party of Police Station Lal Bazar arrested a group of seven gamblers near Badamwari area of Lal bazar in Srinagar. Stake money of Rs 14,800 and playing cards were seized from the gambling spot, he said.

A case FIR No 73/2018 under section 13 Gambling Act was registered and investigation taken up, the spokesman said.

General public has applauded the prompt action of police, the spokesman added.

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