The Model Town Police raided on the biggest gambling den here at Chak 451/EB Lot Bhattian and recovered Rs0.3 million stake money, two cars worth Rs3.5 million, motorcycles and cellphones and arrested six gamblers while nine others managed to escape here on Saturday.

According to Model Town Police SHO Shahid Latif, on a tip-off in the wee hours of Saturday, the police carried out a raid on the gambling den owned and run by Muhammad Hafeez Bhatti at Chak 451/EB Lot Bhattian. He said that dozens of people were busy playing gambling and the police arrested six gamblers including Muhammad Ashraf Bhatti, Abdul Aziz Bhatti, Malik Amanat Ali, Omar Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmed and Noman. The police also seized Rs0.3 million stake money, two cars worth Rs3.5 million and two motorcycles while gambling den leader Muhammad Hafeez, his brother Javed Iqbal, Falak Sher and their partner Tanveer Abbas made good their escape from the scene. The police have registered a case against 11 identified and five unidentified persons and started investigation.