Six people were arrested from neighbouring Navi Mumbai for allegedly accepting and placing bets on an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday.
The accused were nabbed after officials, acting on a tip-off, raided a hotel in Navi Mumbai on Saturday while an IPL game between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore was underway.
“All six persons were arrested for accepting and placing bets online,” said Tushar Doshi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai Crime Branch.
The arrested individuals were identified as Rakesh Kondre, Abhijit Kolekar, Krishna Sagat, all from Pune, Ganesh Mane and Kishore Rihal from Navi Mumbai and Dharmesh Gala from Mumbai.
The DCP said that a case had been registered at Vashi police station and the accused were subsequently arrested under relevant sections of the Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, the Indian Telegraph Act, and the Indian Penal Code.
All six were presented before a magistrate who remanded them in police custody till May 17.
During the raid, police recovered three laptops, 27 mobile phones, 27 SIM cards, a voice recorder, two vehicles and cash, all cumulatively worth Rs 39.29 lakh.
Further investigations are underway.View Realtime Updates