Palghar, Aug. 24 -- Thirteen women, including five senior citizens, were booked in Arnala by the Local Crime Branch (LCB), Vasai, for gambling while playing cards. The police seized Rs.26,780 cash from them.

The police said the accused were playing cards from Thursday evening till dawn on Friday, on the eve of Janmashtami, in the belief that gambling would bring prosperity.

"The accused, who are from Kandivli, Vasai and Virar were playing cards in a building located in Chawlpeth, Arnala. They were being hosted by the main accused, who is 53, and stays in the building," said assistant police inspector (API) Siddhawa Jaybhaye of LCB, Vasai.

Jaybhaye said they raided the place and caught the accused based on a tip-off.

While one of the acc...