Mumbai: Festive gambling is no more a safe bet following commissioner of police Arup Patnaik asking his troops to be more alert for such activities in the month of Shravan. The results have started showing.
On Saturday, Borivli police arrested 13 people " including nine women " for gambling.
However, people from certain communities have expressed their displeasure with such an order and the subsequent actions. Detractors have said that playing cards, especially Teen Patti on Janmashtami, is very auspicious and is an enduring tradition.
A police source said, "We all know people do play cards on such days, but if the order is from the highest authority then it must be followed."...more
09:25 AM, Aug 12, 2012