Bookies Caught Betting on IPL Matches

The crime branch in the Tatibandh area has arrested a total of 15 people in a major breakthrough. Those that were arrested were busted in two separate incidents in two gambling dens. There were bets that were placed that reached as high as Rs 40 lakhs.

There were 13 of the 15 people arrested late on Thursday night. The crime team seized around Rs 70,000 that was found in cash, and also a total of 35 mobile telephones. Also seized in the raid were three laptop computers, a DTH antenna, and also a four-wheeler that was found at the same location.

In the other raid that took place, there were two bookies that were arrested. The two bookies, that have been accused of illegally receiving stakes on IPL matches, have been identified as Dushyant Chandravanshi, age 36, and B Janardan Rao, age 33. The two bookies were taking bets on the recent IPL game that was played in Mohali, which was the game between the Chennai Super Kings, and the Kings XI Punjab teams.

The arrests took place at 10pm on Wednesday night, after the police had been tipped off that there was illegal betting taking place. A number of items were seized from the location, including a television set, and a box-like device that had a total of 18 mobile phones plugged into it. It seems that this device could receive about 15 calls at one time. There was Rs 25,000 in cash found at the location too. The betting den was operating out of a house that had been rented at Tatbandh.

Shweta Sinha, the superintendent of the crime team, said: “The second incident is a case of satta-patti ranging between Rs 10-15 lakh. Cash of Rs 25,000 was recovered from the spot. Though the investigations are underway, it seems that the duo is new in the game and were gambling on the basis of balls and overs.”

Sinha also noted: “Police are keeping an eye on the top notch bookies of the capital as they would get even more active with two matches of IPL taking place in Raipur.”