Four held for online IPL betting
The Kozhikode city police on Friday busted a four-member gang allegedly involved in the betting on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches. The police nabbed the youths from a private building at Ashokapuram here following a tip-off that betting has been going on. The arrested have been identified as Arshad, Ifthul Rahman, Shamsu and Mohammed Rasheed, all hailing from Kozhikode.
Police seized Rs 5.02 Lakh along with a computer and several mobile phones from the accused. The police said the dealings were through Whatsapp.
Betting has been going on since the beginning of current edition of IPL matches and the accused were betting on each ball during the matches. Those who made accurate predictions would win the prize and the rest of the amount will go to the gang.
The police doubt that the group is linked to international network.
A case has been registered under Kerala Gaming Act, 1960. The probe is held on the basis of calls received by the accused.