Special teams formed to bust betting rackets: Ludhiana police chief

On Thursday, the anti-smuggling wing arrested four men for accepting bets on the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians from a house in Rup Nagar of Basant City
HT Image
HT Image
Published on Sep 25, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

With the Indian Premier League (IPL) in progress, miscreants involved in betting on cricket matches are back in business.

On Thursday, the anti-smuggling wing arrested four men for accepting bets on the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians from a house in Rup Nagar of Basant City.

The accused have been identified as Kapil Kumar of Dugri, Sanjiv Kumar of Dashmesh Nagar, Mohit Jaiswal of Star Colony and Manjot Singh of Dashmesh Nagar. Ten mobile phones, one LCD, a laptop and wi-fi dongle have been recovered from their possession.

A case has been registered under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of Indian Penal Code and Sections 13 A, 3, 67 of Gambling Act at Sadar police station.

During investigation, it was found that the accused procured mobile phone connections using fake identities.

Police said that those involved in betting have a secure network of bookies and accept bets only within their circle. The day after the match, they collect and distribute payment as per the result.

They added that betting rackets are being run from rented accommodations, hotel rooms and farm houses, and those involved are using mobile phones procured using fake identity to avoid being traced.

Not only international cricket matches and IPL, bets are also being accepted on regional leagues and tournaments including Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Ludhiana police chief Rakesh Agrawal said special teams have been formed to bust these rackets and they have also activated their informants’ network. He added that routine checks are also being conducted at farm houses and hotel rooms.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Nikhil Bhamre, who was arrested in Nashik for allegedly posting derogatory comments on Sharad Pawar, was produced before a Thane court on Thursday. Praful Gangurde/HT Photo

    Two years later, Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale arrested in atrocities case

    More than two years after Chitale was booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly posting derogatory comments on Buddhism, the Rabale police on Thursday arrested Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale. A resident of Ghansoli and a final-year law student, Swapnil Jagtap then alleged that he had received a screenshot on WhatsApp about Chitale's Facebook post on March 1, 2020, and comments below it by one Suraj Shinde.

  • The NASI now has 1,856 fellows from all parts of the country. Of these, 250 are women scientists and researchers amounting to over 12%. (File photo)

    Women scientists excelling in science & technology in country: NASI records

    Efforts by one of the top scientific institutions of the country—National Academy of Sciences, India — to increase participation of women in the field of science and technology have started to pay off now. Neeraj Kumar, executive secretary, NASI, Prayagraj said the institution gives fellowship to just around 50 scientists every year who are selected by top scientists of the country. The Prayagraj academy, founded in 1930, is the oldest of all Indian science academies.

  • SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower. Meanwhile, 44 policemen, including 23 sub-inspectors, a head constable and 14 constables were sent to police lines. (Pic for representation)

    Since January, action taken against 132 erring cops by Prayagraj SSP

    In an attempt to enforce accountability, take corrupt and lax cops to task and improve the overall law and order in the district, SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has taken action against 132 policemen ever since taking charge in January this year. During these 131 days, Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower.

  • Thane police, on Thursday, arrested 11 persons for allegedly running a fake call centre from Thane and targeting American citizens to extort money. (HT FILE PHOTO)

    11 arrested in Thane for running fake call centre

    The Thane police, on Thursday, arrested 11 persons for allegedly running a fake call centre from Thane and targeting American citizens to extort money. During the raid, police seized laptops, modem, mobile phones, router, registers and computer hard disk computer besides 3.25 lakh cash. They have been produced before the court and remanded to police custody till May 26. A raid was conducted on Thursday.”

  • Earlier, the AKTU even semester exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. (File photo)

    AKTU even semester exams rescheduled, to be held from June 4 to 27

    Now the regular and carryover even semester undergraduate and postgraduate exams of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University for the session 2021-22 will be held from June 4 to 27. Earlier, the exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. About 1.15 lakh candidates will appear in this examination to be held in two shifts in offline mode. To maintain the integrity of the examination, two observers have been deployed at each center.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, May 19, 2022