“What is more worrisome is that our youngsters have become addicted to this type of gambling. Many have lost their properties. I appeal to parents and elders to come out and register a complaint against online platforms if any youngster is addicted to gambling and forcing them to give away their properties,” he said.

Responding to a question, Bommai asserted that the police department is committed to stamping out the drug menace in the state and it does not matter if an accused is a high-profile or low-profile perpetrator. “For us going to the root of the problem is important and not the person per se,” he said and reiterated that the police will not succumb to any pressure.