Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members on Wednesday arrested a metropolitan Jubo League leader from Gulshan area for reportedly running an illegal casino.
The arrestee is Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League. He is also president of Youngmen’s Club, Fakirerpool where the casino is situated.The arrest came after a RAB mobile court detained 142 people from the casino.
Contacted, Director (Legal and Media) of the RAB Headquarters Lt Col Sarwar- Bin-Kashem said the elite force picked Khaled up around 7:30 pm.
He also said a RAB mobile court, led by its executive magistrate Sarower Alam, conducted a drive at the casino in the evening and detained 142 people.
According to media reports, there are 60 illegal casinos in the capital.
Gambling takes place regularly at the casinos situated in Segunbagicha, Motijheel, Fakirerpool, Dilkusha, Bank Colony, Arambagh, Nayapaltan, Kakrail, Gulistan, Osmani Udyan, Bangabazar, Gulshan Link Road, Uttara, New Market and Kalabagan areas.