Ahmedabad: In a major embarrassment for actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal, his brother Himanshu Dayabhai Rawal was detained with others during a raid at a gambling spot in Gujarat’s Mehsana.

Based on information about senior citizens involved in gambling and breaking the social distancing norms and not wearing face masks while gathering, local crime branch officials raided the senior citizens’ club and arrested 20 people for gambling on Monday night (July 20). Police were shocked to see Paresh's brother among them.

The raids were conducted at Mehsana town following a tipoff. As per reports, the Parole and Furlough team of the local crime branch (LCB) received information about the gambling activities at the Mathurdas Club in Mehsana in which mostly senior citizens gather for gambling.

The police team headed by sub inspector SB Zala, raided the premises at 1:30 am. It is said some were drunk. In the raid, 20 people including Paresh's brother Himanshu were taken into custody .

The police also seized items worth Rs 6.33 Lakh, 16 mobile phones, playing cards, three cars and Rs 1.94 lakh in cash from the spot. However, all the arrested persons were let off on station bail, a report said.

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