Ludhiana: A group of 4-5 gamblers thrashed Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Varinder pal Singh posted in traffic wing.
The cop was on duty in old city area and when asked the gamblers yo remove the vend as it was causing hurdle in the traffic. The gambling mafia thrashed ASI and abused him. The gamblers also tried to put bribe money in the pocket of cop and recorded video on mobile phone. In a scuffle the uniform of ASI was torn.
The cop informed senior police officials who immediately swung into action and registered case against four persons. The accused has been identified as Vikas Chabbra alias Mehndi. Rest of the accused were still unidentified.
Meanwhile the area residents alleged that the gamblers were supported by local leaders and some police officials support them.
Gambling, illegal lottery is a routine affair in the area but the officials turned blind eye, said an area resident.
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