30 held for rioting, holding guests hostage at Goa casino
Panaji, Feb 13 (PTI) Thirty people were arrested on
charges of rioting and holding hostage the staff and guests at
a casino in a plush hotel near Calangute beach in Goa in the
early hours of Thursday, police said.
The Pride Casino group management complained to police
around 3.30 am that some persons were holding the staff and
guests hostage and rioting at the casino, Deputy
Superintendent of Police (Porvorim) Edwin Colaco said.
Following the complaint, the police rushed to the
casino, located in the La Calypso Hotel near Calangute beach
in North Goa district, and arrested 30 people, including
businessman Kaushal Khanna, the official said.
Over 300 people, including guests and staff members,
were present in the premises at the time of the incident,
according to the complaint.
Search was underway for a few more accused, the police
official said while refusing to divulge any further details.
A group of some 40 men entered the casino in the wee
hours and allegedly threatened the staff and guests present
there, another police official said. PTI RPS