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.