The place used for the purpose is close to the fence that separates the High Court from the Bandstand area of the Cubbon Park
‘Andar-Bahar’ gambling in the parking area of the Karnataka High Court? The sleuths of High Court’s security wing have stumbled upon a few drivers of cars belonging to some advocates indulging in ‘Andar-Bahar’ gambling besides creating nuisance during working hours of the High Court.
An officer in the High Court security wing told The Hindu that a group of drivers use playing cards for gambling after parking their vehicles in the parking area behind the High Court building facing Cubbon Park.
The security wing had in the recent past noticed frequent altercation among a few drivers leading to commotion in the parking area and many a time the police personnel attached to the security wing had intervened to bring peace.
Prima facie the police had found that these altercations were a result of differences among drivers engaged in gambling.
Following these instances, the security wing had posted policemen in plain clothes to monitor the activities in the parking area and constant watch led to the confirmation that a few drivers were in the habit of resorting to gambling every day in a place close the fence that separates the High Court premises from the Bandstand area of the Cubbon Park.
Following the confirmation, the sleuths of security wing warned many drivers of serious consequences if they engaged in such activities on the court premises.
“It is a small group that is indulging in gambling. We have warned them,” said a police officer.
Now, the security wing has written letters to the Advocates’ Association, Bangalore, and the High Court in this regard. The security wing has also asked the lawyers to advise their drivers not to indulge in such activities on the High Court premises. The security wing has also brought to the notice of the authorities that some drivers park their vehicles haphazardly.
Association president K.N. Subba Reddy said that they would take appropriate steps on the issue raised by the security wing.