Online cricket betting racket busted, 7 arrested

The special operations team, Madhapur zone, busted an illegal online cricket betting racket and arrested seven persons who were organizing online betting for the England vs Sri Lanka cricket match

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Nov 2021 11:54 AM GMT
Online cricket betting racket busted, 7 arrested

Hyderabad: The special operations team, Madhapur zone, busted an illegal online cricket betting racket and arrested seven persons from Gachibowli on Monday. They were organizing online betting for the England vs Sri Lanka cricket match in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.

The main organizer Kashif Umair from Maharashtra and two bookies from Hyderabad are absconding. The arrested persons have been identified as Dharam Singh (44), Ashish Kaliya (36), Manoj Kumar (42), Yogesh Singh (26), Arun Kumar Sharma (41), Mahendhar Singh (34), and Kamal Kumar Meena (32).


The gang was organizing cricket betting in Gachibowli. They had punters from Dhoolpet, Mangalhat, Puranapool, Nampally, Agapura, Abids, Koti, and several other places in Hyderabad. On the instructions of the bookies, the punters placed online bets on cricket matches for a commission.

The police seized cash worth Rs. 15,10,000, 11 phones, a communicator board, laptops, and vehicles- all worth Rs. 36,50,000.

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