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In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Goa police authorities arrested 30 people on the charges of rioting and holding the staff and guests hostages at Casino Palms near the Calangute beach in Goa.
Confirming the news, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Porvorim), Edwin Colaco, said that the Pride Casino group management had registered a police complaint at around 3.30 am. The complaint alleged that several people were holding the staff and guests hostage and rioting at the Casino Palms inside the La Calypso Hotel in the North Goa district.
Following the complaint, the police rushed to the casino and arrested 30 people, including businessman Kaushal Khanna.
According to the complaint, there were over 300 people including guests and staff members present on the premises at the time of the incident.
Another police officer said that a group of 40 men had entered the casino in the early hours of the morning and allegedly threatened the staff and guests present there.
A police official while refusing to divulge any further details did indicate that a search was underway to find a few more accused in the case.