Central Crime Branch (CCB) has arrested two more persons who were allegedly running a betting racket on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches. The arrests were made on Friday late night.
Bengaluru: Bengaluru has reported several cases of illegal cricket betting in the last few weeks and crores of rupees have been seized.
The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) has arrested two more persons who were allegedly running a betting racket on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches.
The arrests were made on Friday late night. The CCB police recovered Rs 10.05 lakh cash and two mobile phones from them.
According to the police, the arrested are locals and have been identified as Akash Jain, resident of Chamarajapet and Naveen Dani, resident of Shantinagar.
The duo was caught while negotiating a betting deal with prospective customers for an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday night.
The CCB said, "We acted on a tip off that the duo was organising a betting on the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals that was held on Thursday night," a senior official told a news agency.
According to the police, the accused used to set the betting terms with prospective customers using websites like Diamond Exchange and Lotus. "These websites are known for giving betting ratios. And based on the statistics provided by these websites, the duo ran their racket," the officer said.
The police have registered a case and investigation in on regarding the same
Similarly, on October 2, the CCB had arrested two men from Malleshwaram for allegedly placing bets on the ongoing Indian Premier League matches.
According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Sandeep Patil, Rs 13.5 lakhs in cash and two mobile phones have been recovered from the accused.
Last Updated 7, Nov 2020, 1:47 PM