Monday, August 8, 2011

Gambling. What are the odds you'd get arrested for that?

Sometimes it is interesting to read things about crimes elsewhere because even though in English its almost non-understandable in its own way.

For example what is the game of teen-patti or teen-pathi (flush)?  Just how much is Rs 5.42 lakh in cash and the like?  Find teen-pathi here.

I'm not being a chauvinist, I find it interesting.

MLA's son held for gambling
The Times of India

MUMBAI: An MLA's son, Abhishek Mehta, was arrested with 22 others for gambling in a five-star hotel in the suburbs on Sunday.

Officers from the Social Service Branch (SSB) recovered Rs 5.42 lakh in cash and five bottles of liquor from their seventh-floor suite at Imperial Palace Hotel in Goregaon (E). Police said Abhishek (23) is the son of BJP MLA from Ghatkopar (E), Prakash Mehta.

"We had received a tip-off . Most of the arrested accused are businessmen from Thane, Ghatkopar and Mulund. They were playing teen-patti (flush) and placing bets," said ACP Vasant Dhoble of the SSB. 

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