The intelligence wing of the state police has submitted a report on the illegal gambling centres in T Nagar and Pondy Bazaar. Express, on Monday had exposed the support rendered by policemen to these centres in T Nagar.
In its report, the intelligence wing identified 14 gambling centres in T Nagar and Pondy Bazaar.
"T Nagar has five illegal gambling centres in and around Thanikachalam Road. We have also identified nine such centres in Pondy Bazaar. We have proof that these clubs have been paying a monthly lumpsum to Mambalam and Pondy Bazaar police stations. So, a detailed report has been prepared and forwarded to the higher-ups," a police source told Express. It has recommended action against the gambling centres. "We expect a crackdown on these centres soon.
Corruption in Mambalam police station will be enquired into and reported to higher authorities. We will monitor other places also to get a track of such gambling centres in the city'', an officer said.
The intelligence wing only enquire into corruption in police stations as per direction. "We do not do it regularly. We act upon the information regarding the corrupt officials on direction from higher-ups.
Recently, an Inspector attached to Mambalam police station was transferred following our report. There were severe allegations against him and upon investigation we found out that the Inspector had asked each of the textiles in T Nagar to deliver 100 dhotis for his brother's wedding," an officer said.