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Crl A (MD)Nos.482 and 513 of 2017 M.S.RAMESH, J. and ANAND VENKATESH,J. As a sequel to the earlier order passed by this Court on 10.10.2022, the matter was posted for hearing today. Considering the seriousness of the issue involved in this case, the State was represented by Mr.R.Shunmugasundaram, learned Advocate General, assisted by Mr.A.Thiruvadikumar, learned Additional Public Prosecutor and the Director General of Police was represented by Mr. Hasan Mohamed Jinnah, learned State Public Prosecutor. 2.A status report has been filed by the Director General of Police along with the proceedings in Rc.No.70699/A&R-1/2022 dated 04.11.2022. For proper appreciation, the relevant portions in the status report are extracted hereunder:
by Sekar Reporter · Published November 7, 2022
Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has set aside the proceedings against a batch of over 100 persons, against whom the respective police in the districts have registered cases for playing cards in clubs on stakes. Accepting the arguments of Abudukumar Rajarathinam, Justice G K Ilanthiraiyan observed that playing cards with stakes is not an offence under the TN Gaming Act. Playing cards in any `gaming house’ alone is an offence under the Act. The Clubs in which the accused had played cards are not gaming under the purview of common gaming house, the judge said.
by Sekar Reporter · Published December 18, 2019