IPL Betting: 5 bookies arrested from Kandivali

IPL Betting: 5 bookies arrested from Kandivali
During the raid, police seized 26 mobile phones, a laptop, a TV, a set-top box, some card swipe units, a currency machine, and Rs 91,700 cash from the accused (Representational Image, Courtesy: India TV)

Mumbai Crime Branch busted a betting racket in Kandivali earlier this week and arrested five bookies for allegedly indulging in online betting for the ongoing IPL series.

Acting on specific information, Unit 11 of the crime branch raided a house in Charkop on Tuesday.

During the raid, the five men were found placing bets through internet websites and mobile phone applications. The accused were placing bets on the T20 tie between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab teams.

Police seized 26 mobile phones, a laptop computer, a television set, a set-top box, some card swipe units, a dongle, a pen drive, a currency machine, and Rs 91,700 cash from the accused persons.

The arrested persons are identified as the kingpin of the racket Abdul Kadir Gafar Chuttani (27) alias “AK”, Milind Soni (29), Yusuf Sumra (51), Ronny Raychura (34) and Manoj Lotlikar (25). All five had noted down the transactions in notebooks.

Abdul Kadir was in touch with international bookies suspected to be based in Mumbai, Rajkot, and Delhi.

A local court remanded them in police custody till April 18.

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