Crime Branch arrests three for betting on India-England T20 match

The police said that Rs 5.5 lakh was seized from from the three while betting on the India-England T20 match held at Kolkata Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Nov 3, 2011

Three persons were arrested in Bangalore on charges of betting during the India-England T20 match at Kolkata.

The accused had accepted bets on Internet and mobile phones for the October 29 match from several persons and later cheated them, police said.

The racket was operated with the help of the Internet and mobile phones. The bookies had garnered cash amounting to several lakhs from people. The gang had planned to collect as much money they possibly could, and then escape.

But after getting a tip-off by several bettors who had lost money, the police immediately swung into action. Assistant Commissioner of Police, S Y Haadimani posed as bettor, approached Mahesh (accused) and tracked his movements and then led the Central Crime Branch (CCB) team while nabbing him from Race Course Road on Thursday.

“Soon after obtaining bail in earlier cases, the gang resorted to conducting their business as usual in order to make money to fight their legal battle,” a CCB official said.

Rs 5.5 lakh was seized from from the three, they said.