Asia Cup 2014: Ahmedabad police arrest two bookies for accepting bets on Sri Lanka, Pakistan game
The two bookies were booked under the Prevention of Gambling Act.
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.