Hyderabad authorities raided an IPL online cricket betting ring



Hyderabad authorities raided an IPL online cricket betting ring

Hyderabad authorities raided an IPL online cricket betting ring

8 Apirl2022  Authorbet365baji

The dirty business of online cricket betting has made a return in Greater Hyderabad, with the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning. On Wednesday, April 6 (Wednesday), Rachakonda police uncovered an internet cricket betting ring and detained seven people. In addition, property worth INR 56 lakh was seized by the police.

Following a tip, the Special Operations Team (SOT) stormed Satya Nagar colony on Wednesday and nabbed seven suspects, according to Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat. They confiscated INR 11.80 lakh in cash, as well as frozen two bank accounts.

The raids were carried out while the accused were placing betting bookings for the group stage game between Rajasthan Royals(RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) on April 5 (Tuesday). The accused is facing charges under sections 3 and 4 of the TS Gaming Act.

Tanniru Nagaraju, line operator Gundu Kishore, sub-bookies Tanniru Ashok and Chemmeti Vinod, and punters Kotla Dinesh Bhargav, Medishetty Kishore, and Bojana Raju are among the seven suspects arrested by the police. Two additional suspects are on the run, according to local authorities. The majority of them are from Andhra Pradesh, which is just across the border.

It should be recalled that Nagaraju, the principal bookie, was previously detained in a similar case in 2016. The bookie was running the betting ring with the help of a friend and two distant relatives.

The bookies had set up telephonic lines and provided punters with phone numbers. The betting begins with the first ball bowled and ends with the last ball bowled in the second innings. The rate of teams and runs varies depending on the match's circumstances. During the game, the bettors make phone calls to bookies to place their wagers. The local police reportedly reported that the bookies were receiving money from bettors in cash or via digital payment through their collection agents.