Gurgaon: Haryana Police on Sunday arrested 43 persons, including five women, after busting a gang which was allegedly running a casino illegally in the posh locality of DLF Phase-2 of Gurgaon and seized over Rs 20 lakhs in cash.
During the raid, cash worth Rs 20,40,000, a casino table, a number of tokens used in playing games, bundles of playing cards, a number of branded wine bottles, a currency counting machine, a wireless set and a diary were recovered.
On interrogation, it came to light that a casino was being run by Naresh Malhotra, a resident of DLF-2, an official release said.
Malhotra disclosed to the police that five girls hailing from Kathmandu in Nepal were hired on contractual basis, on a monthly salary of Rs 20,000, while 15 bouncers were also engaged.
He told the police that customers visiting the casino were served foreign liquor and meal.
CCTV cameras were installed in the house to keep a strict vigil on the police or unknown persons.
"On interrogation, he revealed that no one was allowed to enter the house unless he granted permission," the release said.
A case under Excise Act and Prevention of Gambling Act have been registered at Police Station of DLF-2 against the arrested persons.
Besides Malhotra and others, the five women who have been arrested include Moona, Sarita Pujari, Rajni, Samjhana and Sonam, it said.