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IPL betting racket bused in Sodala; 7 arrested

April 23, 2019, 10:45 am


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Jaipur: Sodala police and crime branch of Jaipur commissionerate busted an IPL betting racket and arrested seven members of the gang late night on Sunday. The arrests were made from a three-storied flat near Mehnat Nagar in Jaipur on Sunday night.

Police caught them red-handed and recovered records suggesting betting placed on the match worth over Rs 1.5 crore.

Police have booked the accused men under sections of Gambling act and 66 B (Cyber-crime) of IT act with others.

The police also recovered 44 mobile phones, two laptops, LED, five record registers, and one car.

The arrested men identified as Mohammed Sharif Qureshi, Imran Mohammed, Arun Kumar Verma, Shejaad, Indrajeet Wadwa, Taqib Syed and Arun Kumar Sharma are the residents of Jaipur.

Police got a tip-off about the gang operating near the Mehnat Nagar area on Hatwara road behind Sabzi Mandi on Sunday during the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The accused took bets from people who placed their money on the match through some websites. This involves a big network of people betting on matches online from different states, said sources.

The men are in police custody and the officers are interrogating them. Further investigation is going on.

Similarly, Jaipur police arrested 14 members of a betting racket a flat of My Haveli near Bhankrota near Jaipur-Ajmer highway on April 2. Police recovered records suggesting betting placed on the match worth crores of rupees. The police also recovered 82 mobile phones, six laptops, four LEDs, Rs 54000 cash and two SUV cars. The arrested men were the residents of Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jhunjhunu.

In another case, Jaipur police arrested seven men for betting on the ongoing IPL 2019 matches near Jaisinghpura Road in Jaipur on March 30.

The crime branch has arrested 68 gamblers until now in regard to IPL 2019.

Police are keeping a close eye on betting rackets active during the IPL matches.

First published: April 23, 2019