The Financial Express

Crackdown on illegal clubs, businesses to continue

Published: September 19, 2019 17:37:16 | Updated: September 20, 2019 11:04:45

Crackdown on illegal clubs, businesses to continue

The crackdown on unauthorised casinos in the city will continue.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said this while talking to reporters at the Bangladesh Secretariat in the afternoon.

"We don’t issue licences for casinos. Government approval is needed for running casinos. That’s why law enforcers conducted the drive in casinos yesterday,” he said.

On Wednesday, Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League and also president of Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club, from Gulshan area for running an illegal casino.

Three firearms, including an unauthorised one along with bullets, and Yaba pills were recovered from his possession.

The arrest came after a Rab mobile court detained 142 people from the casino.

Besides, Tk 2.4 million in cash, foreign liquor and some casino boards were seized from the club, reports UNB.

Meanwhile, the elite force sealed off three more casinos in Banani, Motijheel and Gulistan areas.

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.


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