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Hyderabad: Police issue warning to farmhouse and resort owners

A meeting with over 50 owners of farmhouses, resorts, and service apartments was held in Madhapur on Friday in response to several recent cases and frequent complaints about noise pollution, parking congestion, unruly behaviour by drunk people, and the use of drugs.

K Shilpavalli, DCP of Madhapur, instructed the owners and managers to seek permission from police and excise departments before holding any kind of activity, not to allow under-age individuals, and to limit sound levels. In addition, they were required to install CCTVs with a 30-day backup.

“Information about foreign nationals taking the premises on rent has to be furnished pursuant to the Foreigners Act. Additionally, they should be aware that their premises may be seized under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act if any illegal activity is permitted with the owners also being liable,” the DCP stated.

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Gambling is becoming more upscale

Gambling and cricket betting operators are slowly moving into posh apartments and high rises to continue their businesses uninterrupted. Dingy lodges, distant houses, remote farmhouses, and star hotels are now a thing of the past.

There are some who pay up to Rs 1.5 lakh a month as rent, on top of high maintenance fees, all for the sake of privacy and to run their business without much interference from others and, yes, to evade the law.

A recent raid by the police on a gambling den operating from a prominent Kukatpally apartment revealed that the organisers had taken the flat on rent on the 18th floor and were paying a monthly rent of Rs 1.5 lakh along with maintenance of Rs 20,00. An amount of Rs 2.52 lakh was seized on the spot from 13 individuals.

The Cyberabad Special Operations Team (Madhapur) reported the organisers were receiving up to 10 per cent from the winners.





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