SRIKAKULAM:In a major catch, the Town police raided a house and arrested eight persons on charges of conducting cricket betting operations at Chinna Baratam street of the town here Sunday. The arrested were identified as NV Kiran Kumar, S Lava Kumar, T Venkata Ramana, P Koti Babu, NS Patnaik, M Suri Babu, T Ram Murthy and house owner Jyothi Babu. All are residents of various areas in Srikakulam Town. Police recovered Rs 49,350 cash, 13 mobile phones, a TV.
According to sources, a team, led by superintendent of police AS Khan, raided the house and arrested the bettors. The police said Kiran Kumar is the prime accused, who guided others in making calls and conduct betting. The arrested would be produced in court Monday.