The crime branch of Jaipur police arrested 14 members of a betting racket who were allegedly taking betting money from people for the IPL 2019 matches. The police carried out a raid in a flat of My Haveli near Bhankrota near Jaipur-Ajmer highway on Tuesday and busted the gang.
Police caught the gang red-handed and recovered records suggesting betting placed on the match worth crores of rupees. The police also recovered 82 mobile phones, six laptops, four LEDs, Rs 54000 cash and two SUV cars. The arrested men are the residents of Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jhunjhunu.
Police got a tip-off about the gang operations and the crime branch of Jaipur Commissionerate constituted were sent in to carry out a search.
The accused have been identified as (leader) Virendra Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Rakesh Bishnoi, Chandraveer Singh, Vikas Bishnoi, Manoj Bishnoi and Santosh Bishnoi, residents of Mahamandir area of Jodhpur.
The other accused Deepak Punjabi, Vikram Punjabi, Tanveer, Gajendra Singh, and Harsh Kumar Meghwal, residents of Vyas colony of Bikaner were arrested.
Also, accused Himesh Jaypal, a native of Jaisalmer, accused Manohar Singh, a resident of Jhunjhunu and Mahipal Singh, a resident of Nagaur were arrested.
According to the police, a register was recovered from flat in which betting records of Rs 1,77,25,508 was found. Another record in their hard disk suggesting betting transactions worth crores of rupees was also recovered.
The accused took bets from people who placed their money on the match through different mobile numbers, added officers.
The men are in police custody and the officers are interrogating them. Further investigation is going on.
Police have booked them under several sections of IPC including cheating and forgery.
Similarly, Jaipur police arrested seven men for betting on the ongoing IPL 2019 matches near Jaisinghpura Road in Jaipur on Saturday night. The accused men are the residents of Ajmer and came to Jaipur about 15-20 days ago for the betting purpose. Police recovered mobile phones, laptops, cash and several things from them.
The accused were identified as Jatin Shah (45), Rahul Prajapati (29), Vinod Sindhi (39), Hemant Sindhi (37), Harish Kumar (35), Chandu Kumar (37) and Raj Kumar (45), residents of Ajmer.
Police are keeping a close eye on betting rackets active during the IPL matches.