The police have arrested 12 people, including popular actor Shaam, for alleged gambling activity at his apartment near the upscale Nungambakkam area in Chennai.
Investigators said tokens used for gambling have been recovered from the flat owned by the actor where many, including other popular Tamil actors, have been indulging in the illegal activity late at night amid the lockdown. It's not clear yet if any other actors too have been arrested.
According to unconfirmed reports, the police was tipped off by a popular actor who had allegedly lost a big sum while gambling here."Actor Shaam has been arrested along with 11 others. We are investigating the modus operandi over the use of tokens," a senior police officer told NDTV.
The police crackdown comes a day after a final-year undergraduate student killed himself after losing money in an online game.
"The young man had lost Rs 20,000 he had taken from his workplace and appears to have become depressed and killed himself," a police officer told NDTV.