Nine booked under Gambling Act for betting on IPL match
(Sourced from PTI)
Crime branch arrested nine persons from two separate places in Bhopal for allegedly betting on an IPL match, police said today. Two TV sets, 42 mobile phones, two laptops, remote controls, set-top boxes, call recorders, and records of betting being maintained in a register were seized from these places. A case under relevant sections of the Gambling Act is being registered against them.
"Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths raided a flat in Govind Garden area and another place, Satakshi Garden in Piplani, and arrested all persons for betting on IPL match being played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians," Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), Rajesh Singh Chandel said.
The arrested accused were identified as Hemant Agrawal (25), Pramod Kumar Prajapati (28), Latif Khan (28), Rohit Sitole (19), Vikas Yadav (22), Harish Kumar (23), Akash Yadav (24), Vinay Rai (26) and Lakhan Singh Rajput (42), the SP said. They were arrested last night by the crime branch of Bhopal Police; a case under Gambling Act is being registered against them, he added.