The betting on IPL cricket matches is not new. Online gambling and betting in India is strictly regulated and any deviance is considered to be a crime. Despite this fact, illegal online gambling and betting is happening in India a lot.
The individuals who are indulging in illegal online gambling and betting have been operating from all corners of India. They are using technology to conduct their illegal operations and activities.
Now it has been reported that the city crime branch of Ahmedabad has arrested two bookies, who were wanted for their alleged role in betting on IPL cricket matches, from Bopal on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of the crime branch officials raided a shop in a complex on the Sardar Patel Ring Road in the evening and nabbed the two wanted bookies along with five others from the spot.
According to crime branch officials, the team lead by inspector B P Rojiya got a tip-off on Vinod Mulchandani and Jitu Bopal that they were found in Bopal area. The team swung into action and raided a shop in Amrapali Complex on Bopal road.
A member of the team said that the police seized Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, mobile phone worth Rs one lakh, laptop, diaries and a television set from the spot. Four cars belonging to the accused have also been seized from the spot by the police.
“Vinod Mulchandani is considered to be one of the top bookies in the city whose name surfaced during the last year’s IPL matches. In some of the recent cases, Jitu Bopal’s name had surfaced through whom some major transactions were routed. The diary seized from the spot will throw more light on the entire betting racket,” said an official.