Mumbai Crime: Cricket World Cup betting racket busted in Malad

Updated: Jun 20, 2019, 09:58 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The police found three men betting on a Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and Bangladesh

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Mumbai Police arrested three bookies on Monday from a hotel in Malad while they were placing bets on a cricket match. A special squad formed by DCP Sangramsinh Nishandar carried out a raid in the room on the eighth floor of Sai Palace hotel on Malad Link Road around 9 pm. The team received a tip off about the betting being carried out in the hotel room. The police team sought help from the hotel manager to get access to the room using a duplicate key.

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The police found three men betting on a Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and Bangladesh. The accused identified as Parvez Shaikh, Sandeep Bhatia, and Deepak Savla. According to the Times of India, the police confiscated three laptops, 16 cellphones, three dongles and two diaries were from the room. "The trio has been arrested under provisions of the Gambling Act. We will probe who else was involved in betting and the value of bets placed," stated inspector Ravi Adane.

Also Read: Two men arrested for running betting racket on cricket World Cup in Delhi

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