HYDERABAD: Seven persons, six of them engineering students, were arrested for organising cricket betting and taking bets from punters in different places in the Cyberabad police limits on Sunday.
While a Special Operation Team (SOT) police arrested a bookie in KPHB police limits for online betting, Kushaiguda police arrested five B.Tech students for organising cricket betting.
The Kushaiguda police, acting on a tip-off, raided on Blue Parks Bar & Restaurant at Anupuram and found five students organising betting on the Australia Vs New Zealand cricket World Cup final match. Police seized a car, Rs 36,000 cash and seven mobile phones.
Similarly, the SOT police raided a house at Sri Sai Apartments in KPHB police limits and found a bookie organising betting by accepting amount from punters online.
Police seized Rs 3,06,000 and two laptops, 25 mobile phones, two line boxes, four notebooks. It is found that each bookie was maintaining 10 to 15 punters who are from Khammam district. The key operators, Bobby and Narsinga Rao, are absconding.