Arrested accused have been identified as Nitesh Singh and Manoj Kumar, said N Koti Reddy    Getty Images (Representational Image)
Arrested accused have been identified as Nitesh Singh and Manoj Kumar, said N Koti Reddy Getty Images (Representational Image)

Hyderabad (Telangana): The Hyderabad Police Commissionerate’s Task Force on Saturday busted two cricket betting rackets and arrested two persons. N Koti Reddy, Additional DCP, Commissioner’s Task Force, told media that “South Zone Team of the Commissioner’s Task Force conducted simultaneous raids at two places and busted two cricket betting rackets”. “Police arrested two persons and seized cash Rs 7,01,500, one Led TV, four remotes, seven cell phones, and three mobile SIM cards,” said the police officer. Arrested accused have been identified as Nitesh Singh and Manoj Kumar, said Reddy. IPL 2017 betting probe: CBI charge-sheets 2 ED officials for corruption

Earlier, the CBI has filed charge sheet against former Joint Director of the Enforcement Directorate J P Singh and others in connection with the alleged corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting probe by the Directorate s Ahmedabad unit. Besides Singh, a 2000-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the customs and excise wing, the then Additional Director Sanjay Kumar has also been named in the charge sheet at a special CBI court in Ahmedabad. They have been charged with criminal conspiracy under the IPC and under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. CBI sources said the case was registered in 2015 on a complaint from the Directorate. Singh and Kumar, along with two bookies Bimal Aggarwal and Chandresh Patel, were arrested in February 2017 and are in judicial custody, as reported by PTI.

The other accused in the CBI charge sheet include alleged middlemen and bookies Sonu Jalan, J K Arora, Dhruv Kumar Singh, Jayesh Thakkar, Paresh Patel and Surinder Mandi. It is alleged that the ED s Ahmedabad unit was probing the Rs 2,000-crore betting scandal in T20 cricket league IPL, and the Rs 5,000-crore money laundering case against alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta, in which the suspects allegedly sought favours, said the sources, added PTI.