IPL 2018: Bookies busted in Guntur, booty recovered

IPL 2018: Bookies busted in Guntur, booty recovered

The authorities will be hoping for the smooth conduct of the matches.

Police burst IPL betting gang; new mode of operation cracked
Police burst IPL betting gang; new mode of operation cracked. (Photo Source: Google)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a witness to a number of controversies ever since its inception. While a number of on-field controversies have a marred the sanctity of the league, some off-field issues have also tarnished the reputation of the game. Betting, gambling and other unwanted methods are pretty common when the cash-rich tournament is in progress.

Recently, as per the reports in the Deccan Chronicle, the Guntur police busted a betting racket in the city and arrested six persons who were involved in the act. Ch. Vijaya Rao, the Guntur Urban Superintendent of Police (SP), mentioned that bikes, cell-phones and a substantial amount of cash have been seized from the arrested persons. He also warned the punters and other bookies surrounding such acts.

The shameful act

He also addressed the media in Guntur where he mentioned that a complaint has been raised by the Alapati Ramakrishna of Chebrolu village against the bookies and punters while the police conducted raids at Koyavaripalem of Prathipadu Mandal, a betting centre. The SP also mentioned the names of the seven perpetrators involved in the crime.

Nama Purnachandra Rao of Koyavaripalem and assistants Kakarla Arun Babu of AT Agraharam, Vadranapu Venkatesh of Sita Nagar,  Patalam Sadik of Tadikonda, Kokipati Ramakrishna and Bodalapati Siva Nageswara Rao of Koritapadu are the ones who were involved in the betting. As many as two bikes, 13 mobile phones, three ATM cards and 2.97 lakhs were seized from the racket.

Another case of betting emerged when a person by the name of A. Raviteja alias Naga was sent behind the bars by the Nagarampalem police of Guntur. The eleventh edition of the IPL is currently into its business end and teams are fighting tooth and nail to make their way into the playoffs. Meanwhile, the authorities will be hoping for the smooth conduct of the matches.

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