HYDERABAD: With the Indian Premier League, Season V cricket matches beginning on Thursday, police have started cracking the whip on betting rackets in the city. The first match would be between arch rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Dabeerpura police raided a house, in which a gang comprising seven persons were organising cricket betting.
Police on Thursday arrested a person, who was involved in accepting cricket bets, and seized Rs 7,400 cash, two mobile phones and a Bajaj Pulsur bike from him. The other six accused are absconding.
On a tip off, Dabeerpura police raided a house and arrested one person who was accepting bets from punters for the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings match.
The arrested person is Syed Yousuf (28), a resident of Chanchalguda.
Dabeerpura SI, K Rami Reddy said that they arrested a person Syed Yousuf who was accepting bets at his house located in Chanchalguda, within Dabeerpura police station limits.
During questioning, Syed Yousuf confessed that he had accepted cricket bets from punters along with his associates and collected money to give to bookies.
Rami Reddy said that as per evidence it is established that the accused Syed Yousuf was residing in Chanchalguda along with his family. Earlier he used to drive an auto. But the amount which he used to get was meagre and not sufficient for his big family.
“Subsequently, he started this business of cricket betting as IPL-Season V had begun and was accepting bets for the Mumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings match.” Police booked a case against the accused under the Gambling Act .