Two Alleged Bookies Held, Brother of Congress Leader Among Accused

According to police, Shammu had been booked in the past for gambling by Naupada and Kopri police stations in Thane city.

Published: 02nd April 2016 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 09:49 PM   |  A+A-


THANE: Two persons, including the brother of a senior Congress leader from Thane, were today arrested for allegedly betting during the recent T-20 World Cup match between India and West Indies.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of the Crime Branch raided an apartment in Kalyan's Gouri Pada locality and caught the duo betting during the match between India and West Indies being played on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, police spokesperson Gajanan Kabdule said.

The accused were identified as Dileep Verma (40) and Radheshaym Parasnath Goswami alias Shammu Tiwari (59).

According to police, Shammu is the brother of Mohan Tiwari, a senior Congress leader who is also an office-bearer of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and member co-ordination committee of Thane city Congress.

Police seized nine mobiles, one LCD TV, set top box and some other things used in betting.

Offences under sections of Bombay Prevention of Gambling Act, Indian Telegraph Act and IPC sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) have been registered against the duo.

According to police, Shammu had been booked in the past for gambling by Naupada and Kopri police stations in Thane city.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp