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Gambling on the rise in Nagaon Town

Illegal activities like gambling is on the rise in Nagaon town. Areas such as Haibargaon bridge, Mullapatty, Morikolong etc have become the hubs of such illegal activities, and have become a major cause of concern for the local residents and passersby. Infact some areas like Haibargaon bridge are just a few yards away from the Deputy Commissioner’s and Superintendent of police ‘s office.The modes operandi of the people who are involved in such gambling (Teer- khel) is like , when a person starts playing , the group of gambling operators allows him to win , and after a few rounds the person starts to lose money , they do it with the help of their group members who are playing disguised as players. Mostly people like daily wage earners , rickshaw pullers etc fall prey to such gangs and lose all their money. The occurrence of such activities near district administrations offices has become a talking point among the local residents.

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