An officer told reporters Monday that police in Maharashtra's Pune arrested two men in separate incidents for allegedly accepting bets on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches held in Dubai and seized Rs 92 lakh.
According to the PTI on Sunday, two police teams conducted raids mentioned by an officer.
On Sunday, the Crime Branch of the Pune City Police raided and arrested two alleged bookies for betting on the ongoing IPL competitions. And launched an investigation into the racket's other people involved.
Both of them were apprehended and charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as the Prevention of Gambling Act." “We're still looking into itthe officer added.
As per a statement issued by Amitabh Gupta, commissioner of Pune police, the Pune police raided multiple locations and arrested two men for betting and receiving bets on ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Dubai. The duo was apprehended with a stash of cash and cellphones worth around Rs. 1 crore.
Ganesh Bhivraj Bhutada (50), of Trimurti Society in Rasta peth, and Ashok Bhavarlal Jain (48), of Hyde Park in Market Yard, were identified as the two suspects.
“Commissioner Gupta received information about illegal operation of online betting on IPL cricket matches and he ordered action against them,” Pune police said in a statement.
Bhutada was caught with wealth worth 92,00,000, as well as a mobile phone and a cash counting machine worth $65,000 in his possession for taking bets on an IPL match. Jain was discovered with $51,700 in cash, as well as seven cell phones, a letter pad, and a mobile stand worth a total of $7,000.
Two individual cases were filed against the two, one against Bhutada at Samarth police station and the other against Jain at Market Yard police station.
In the two isolated cases, both men are accused of cheating, forgery, and passing forged documents off as genuine, as well as violating sections of the law that prohibit gambling.
By forming multiple teams, Priyanka Narnavare, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 1, and Bhagyahsree Navatake, deputy commissioner of police, cyber crime cell and economic offences wing (EoW), of the Pune police, led the task.
People were betting on the Kolkata Knight Riders versus Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians versus Royal Challengers Bangalore matches, according to Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, who received a tip on Sunday. Gupta ordered multiple teams from the Economic Offenses Wing and the Crime Branch to conduct raids throughout the city.
The police team arrested a certain Ganesh Bhutada (50), a native of Rasta Peth, who was allegedly taking bets on IPL matches, in the first raid conducted in the jurisdiction of Samarth police station. According to police, he was arrested with Rs 92 lakh in cash, several cell phones, and a cash counting machine. Bhutada has been charged under the Indian Telegraph Act, the Prevention of Gambling Act, and various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The search for other people connected to him was then launched.
Senior Crime Branch officials stated “ their teams were looking into the possibility of more bookies getting involved in the betting circle.
Separately, Ashok Jain who was arrested for allegedly running an online betting den after being caught taking bets during an IPL match, was arrested.
In a second raid, police raided a location in Market Yard and arrested Ashok Bhavarlal Jain (48), who was allegedly taking bets on IPL matches as well. According to police, he was arrested and had cash and other valuables worth Rs 60,000 seized from him. Bhutada has been charged with violating the Prevention of Gambling Act as well as the Indian Penal Code.
The raids were carried out under the supervision of Deputy Commissioners of Police Priyanka Narnavre and Bhagyashree Navatake, as well as Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta and Joint Commissioner Ravindra Shisve.
Three people have been arrested for betting on an IPL match
According to an official, Three people have been arrested in Maharashtra for allegedly betting on matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone- III), Kalyan, Sachin Babasaheb Gunjal, a police team raided a property at a housing complex in Dombivli township on Monday night after receiving a tip, and caught the three suspects when they were betting on a match.
According to him, the police seized Rs 7.65 lakh in cash, a laptop, and 23 mobile phones, including 17 without a SIM card.
Ritesh Kuvarprakash Srivastav (44), Kunal Babanrao Dapodkar (33) and Nikhil Fulchand Courasia (32) were the suspects, according to the police.
As per the official, a case was filed against them under the Indian Penal Code and the Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, which included relevant provisions.