Police have arrested Himalaya Dasani, husband of famous Bollywood actress Bhagyashree for alleged involvement in a gambling racket. Following investigations into a busted poker racket, the Amboli Police arrested Dasani for alleged involvement in illegal gambling racket.
According to the Amboli Police, a poker racket was busted on June 11 after a search party raided an illegal gambling den arresting 25 people. Those arrested were charged with organizing and participating in an illegal poker game.
The premise was an apartment in the Runwal Elegant building in Andheri (Mumbai). The police had seized ₹3.25 lakh in cash, along with a large number of poker chips.
Those arrested informed the police that Bhagyashree’s husband Mr. Dasani was the organizer and that it was he who had been running the illegal gambling racket.
“We further verified the information and arrested him on Tuesday after inquiries established his involvement,” senior police inspector Bharat Gaikwad, Amboli police station said.
Mr. Dasani was charged under the Maharashtra Gambling Act. He was produced in the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Andheri, where he was granted bail on Wednesday.
Gambling is illegal in India; however, individual states have their own regulations in place. Casinos are allowed in Goa while some states also have legalized lottery games. Fantasy sports betting remains legal.