14 arrested in Indian Premier League betting racket

An Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket has been busted by police, resulting in the arrest of 14 people.

After a lengthy investigation, police carried out raids in five different areas throughout the country, with seven people from Jaipur and seven from Hyderabad now in custody.

Another investigation has been launched regarding further potential arrests in both Nagaur and Delhi.

“Based on the information, raids were conducted in five locations at the same time across Hyderabad, New Delhi, Jaipur, and Nagaur in connection with illegal betting on the cricket matches being played at IPL, 2020,” said Ashok Kumar Rathore, ADG, Anti-Terrorism Squad, Rajasthan.

“Our teams earlier found out about how people from our state had gone to other states hiding their identity and how they have been involved in betting.

“Just like the accused from our state have gone to other states and are doing betting, similarly from other states they have come to our state,” he added.

It comes after six people were arrested in a separate racket in Indore, also for their alleged involvement in illegal betting on the current IPL, with the Twenty20 cricket league ongoing in the UAE.

A joint investigation from Indore police and Rajendra Nagar police saw items including 18 mobile phones, a laptop, TV, and cash seized under the Public Gaming Act.

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