Seven Persons Arrested in IPL Betting Racket

Police arrest seven men for running gambling racket involving IPL.

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Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday busted a gang involved in illegal IPL betting following the arrest of seven men, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

Acting on a tip-off that illegal betting was going on from some houses, police carried out simultaneous raids at various locations in Rupaspur area and arrested seven men who were identified as Santosh Kumar, another Santosh Kumar, Nishant Kumar, Om Prakash, Rahul, Rajiv Kumar, and a seventh man whose identity was yet to be established.

Cash, cell phones seized from arrested men.Cash, cell phones seized from arrested men.

Police also seized Rs. Seven lakh in cash along with 10 cell phones and a number of bank ATM cards.

The SSP said the gang was involved in inter-state gambling in the wake of the ongoing Indian Premier Cricket League.

All seven are being questioned to get to other members of the gang, police said.

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