4 nabbed for betting on IPL match

  • None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 21:25 IST

Police on Thursday arrested four persons from a house in the city's Maulijagran area for their alleged involvement in betting on an IPL cricket match.

Police also claimed to have recovered 13 mobile phones, Rs 1,210 in cash and a notebook in which they were maintaining records of gambling from their possession.

Acting on complaints, police sent a decoy to trap the accused. After payment, the dummy customer was issued a slip as an acknowledgement for placing a bet, police said.

The moment the money was paid, a police team came to the scene and apprehended the four accused, identified as Devi Bansal, Dinesh Kathuria, Varinder Kumar and Sushant Rawat.

Police received complaints from several people, alleging that the accused allured them by sending an SMS to place bets on the IPL match between Punjab and Mumbai, which was played at Mohali on May 21.

The complainants alleged that despite winning their bets, the promised money was not paid.

A case under various sections of the Gambling Act and the IPC has been registered against the accused, police said.

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