Bengaluru: Anticipating a possible betting racket during the recent T20 cricket match between India and South Africa, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police attached to Bengaluru Commissionerate had intensified their information network. Based on a tip-off, police officials raided an office premises near Dharmaraya Temple in Chickpet, arrested two youths and seized Rs 41 lakh from the duo.

During the raid, officers found a number of mobile phones and notebooks that were used to jot down scores and ball to ball updates.

Ramachandraiah, ACP of the Organised Crime Wing, CCB in Bengaluru, on Tuesday said “Sleuths arrested two people for indulging in cricket betting here. The arrested are identified as Sandeep Puttaiah a resident of Rajajinagar and Rana Sambla a resident of Gujarat”.

"These accused are first-time offenders. There is no information about any previous cases attached to them in the past," the ACP said.