The Pune police has busted a IPL (Indian Premier League) betting racket in Bollywood movie style. The betting racket went during the entire IPL 2023 season from March 31 to May 28, 2023, in luxurious residential societies and apartments of Pune city.
When the IPL was in full swing in the country, the Pune police was busy elsewhere, in pursuit of an operation that busted a huge racket. The Pune police department initiated its initial probe into the IPL betting case in March.
The police had received information from the sources that a betting racket was being run in the luxurious residential societies and high rise apartments across Pune city. Police put into action a perfect plan to bust the case and raided 12 places in Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune city.
They arrested 53 people in this case, one of the major arrests made by the police in regards to the betting in IPL season.
During their investigation, the police found most of the accused in this case are not resident of Pune, almost 40 people did not belong to Pune, all of them in the age group of 25-50 had come from Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Punjab.
The police revealed in the investigation that the people who were taken into custody used online platforms for betting. The police further found that these platforms are hosted from outside India. Police seized mobile phones and laptops in the raid through which was used for the entire betting operations.
The Police said that the accused were used to place bets through an account on an online international betting platform. Here, a group of people rent a flat for a few days to bet.
Investigating officer added that in the process of betting, bookies usually prefer to work together from one place so that they can share their resources and help each other.
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