The police have been cracking down on all those who are taking bets on the seventh Indian Premier League cricket in order to help avoid match and spot fixing, and to try and keep this year’s IPL away from the scandal that touched the IPL 6.
The 50-year-old Jitendra Tanna, also known as Jitu Dhadi, is the owner of two betting websites. Tanna owns khelmasti.com and vbet24.com, both of which allow both bookies and punters to hold private account and accept wagers on the current Indian Premier League cricket. Tanna was arrested this evening by the city’s crime branch.
The accused is known by his alias Jitu Dhadi in his dealings with bookies. He has been booked for a number of different acts, including forgery, cheating, gambling, and more. The police have said that Dhadi is one of the key players who have been accused in a betting racket. On Wednesday, Dhadi will be taken to court.
Since the accused has websites set up, it is expected that the police will also call in those who helped to build the websites and helped to create or set up the bookmaking software. Earlier this week, on Sunday, there were three bookies that were arrested after having been caught accepting bets on the Indian Premier League games via newly set up websites. The three that were arrested are Vishal Upadhya, Yasin Shaikh, and Abhishek Singh. They were all booked under the IPC sections including the gambling act, forgery, cheating, and breach of trust. The three were arrested after the police team received tip-offs.
Nandkumar Gopale senior inspector of property, said: “We will now interrogate him to know who and how many bookies/punters have account in his circle and whether he has fixed only betting or beyond that. We also want to interrogate him to know the flow of money through the illegal hawala operators.”