The Task Force police arrested five persons in Talabkatta, including a businessman, for engaging in cricket betting and collecting amounts from punters. Police also seized Rs 5,000 in cash and other equipment.
The arrested persons have been identified as - Mohammed Akhil Ahmed, Khaleel, Mohammed Javid, Asif, and Syed Assauddin - all residents of Talabkatta.
The accused were found betting on the Champions’ League T20 (CLT) match between Rajasthan Royals vs Otago Volts being played in Jaipur on Tuesday. Their confessional statements were recorded and cases have been registered.
The arrested persons along with the seized property were handed over to Bhavaninagar police for further action.
Jeweller flees with Rs 4 Cr
A jewellery-cum-cloth merchant, Naveen Chandra Soni who runs Sree Ashapuri Jewellers at SBH Colony in LB Nagar police limits, vanished on Wednesday after collecting `4 crore from people. Based on customers’ complaints, police registered a cheating case.
Hookah centres raided
The Jubilee Hills police on Wednesday raided seven hookah centres and registered cases against the managers of three for violating rules. Police inspector DV Pradeep Kumar said the managements of three centres failed to register customers’ names and mobile phone numbers, allowed minors and failed to put up sign boards saying that minors are not allowed.
Held for selling liquor
The Mangalhat police on Wednesday arrested a kirana shop owner, Rajender Singh (24), for selling liquor on Gandhi Jayanti, and seized 178 bottles of 13 liquor brands. Singh is a resident of Jinsichowrahi in Lower Dhoolpet.
Case against club
The Punjagutta police on Wenesday registered a cheating case against the management of the Country Club for duping a person in the guise of a ‘free gift’. According to police, one Ram Reddy received a phone call saying that he was selected for a free gift and was asked to visit the club to receive it. When he visited the office at Begumpet, the staff explained to about a tourism package and requested him to join the scheme. “They took his credit card and drew `1.4 lakh from his bank account,” Punjagutta inspector N Tirupati Rao said.