03:01 PM, December 04, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:03 PM, December 04, 2016

Govt asked to stop gambling in Dhaka, 12 other clubs

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The High Court today directed the government to immediately stop gambling at 13 renowned clubs, including Dhaka Club

The 12 other clubs are— Uttara Club Ltd, Gulshan Club Ltd, Dhanmondi Club Ltd, Banani Club Ltd, Officers’ Club Dhaka, Ladies’ Club Dhaka, Cadet College Club Dhaka, Chittagong Club Ltd, Chittagong Seniors’ Club Ltd, Narayanganj Club Ltd, Sylhet Club Ltd and Khulna Club Ltd.

The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why they should not be directed to take actions against the unlawful business and indoor games of cards, dice and housie in exchange of money.

The HC bench of Justice Quamrul Islam Siddique and Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by two Supreme Court lawyers Samiul Huq and Barrister Rokonuddin Md Faruq seeking necessary directives from the High Court. 

 

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