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Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar to be questioned on gambling slips found at residence

Panaji: Goa crime branch has summoned leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar in connection with the seizure of matka (gambling) slips from his residence during the raid conducted at his house.

File image of Chandrakant Kavlekar. Image courtesy:

File image of Chandrakant Kavlekar. Image courtesy:

The crime branch had conducted the raid as a part of Anti-Corruption Bureau's investigation into the disproportionate assets case against Kavlekar and his wife.

Several hundred slips of matka (gambling) were found stocked in the office inside his residence at Betul in South Goa this week.

"Kavlekar is summoned on September 22 at 11 am. He would be questioned about the existence of matka (gambling) slips in his residence," a senior crime branch official told PTI. He said that the crime branch will investigate whether there was a matka syndicate being run from the residence of Kavlekar.

The official said that the case under Goa Gambling Act has been filed against Kavlekar which will be added to the main first information report filed against him for having assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The case against Kavlekar under Prevention of Corruption Act was filed in the year 2013.

Published Date: Sep 21, 2017 22:30 PM | Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 22:30 PM

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