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Asia Cup 2014: Ahmedabad police arrest two bookies for accepting bets on Sri Lanka, Pakistan game

The Ahmedabad police arrested two bookies for betting on Asia Cup 2014 © Getty Images
The Ahmedabad police arrested two bookies for betting on Asia Cup 2014 © Getty Images


Ahmedabad: Feb 26, 2014

The city police on Wednesday arrested two persons for accepting bets on the Sri Lanka-Pakistan cricket match of the Asia Cup 2014.

“Two bookies, Bharat Thakkar and Prakash Thakkar, were arrested from Sola and Bopal areas of the city respectively,” said police inspector M A Patel.

“We have seized 17 cellphones, two laptops, an LCD TV, an Ertiga car and a motorbike from them, worth a total of Rs 10 lakh,” he said.

“On a tip-off, we caught them taking bets on Sri Lanka-Pakistan match from residential flats at Bopal and Sola.

A third bookie named Anil Thakker managed to flee. We have formed a team to nab him,” he said.

The two were booked under the Prevention of Gambling Act and police would seek a 10-day remand for their interrogation from the court, the inspector said.

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