Online cricket betting racket busted, 12 arrested

Online cricket betting racket busted, 12 arrested
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Hyderabad: Sleuths of Malkajgiri SOT Zone, along with local police, have busted an online cricket betting racket and apprehended bookie Saikiran and 11 others for organizing cricket betting in the limits of Nacharam and seized cash of Rs 7,05,000, a Laptop, one Tab, one monitor, one LCD TV, two notebooks, five pens, one i-20 car and 25 Mobile phones from their possession.

Police said Chintakindi Saikiran, 30, of Warasiguda in Secunderabad was organizing online cricket betting illegally since three years. He was working for Bookie Agarwal of Rajasthan. This IPL season, Saikiran was organizing IPL cricket betting by taking line number from bookie at Rajasthan. He collected Rs 10 lakh as advance amounts from 100 punters for playing cricket betting online with him.

SaiKiran procured fake sims and mobilized other accused to assist him for organizing cricket betting on a monthly salary basis. Accused Anveshwar Rao provided him his farmhouse for organizing cricket betting. SaiKiran along with Praveen Kumar, Srikanth and Anveshwar Rao were secretly organizing online cricket betting simultaneously at Hyderabad and Karimnagar.

The accused identified as Chintakindi SaiKiran, 30, Chitikela Srikanth, 23, of Padmarao Nagar, Secundrabad, Goshika Praveen Kumar, 27, driver of Gandhi Nagar of Godavarikhani, Peddapally district; Paruvelli Anweshwar Rao, 31, H.R. in G.E. Exports Pvt. Ltd, Madhapur, Shandia Abishek, 24, student of SeethaphalMandi, Secunderabad; Lingala Sainath, 28, of Warasiguda, Secunderabad; Palla Bharath Reddy, 25, Axis Bank employee of Habsiguda; Vangur David Alwin Jayakar Akshay, 26, of Tarnaka; Annapureddy Preetham Reddy, 25, of Alkapuri, LB Nagar; Gangala Ashwin Kumar, 27, of Nacharam; Gyara Naresh, 23, student of Habsiguda; Bagoti Nirop, 25, student of Habsiguda; Satish of Marredpally, Secunderabad and other punters are absconding.

On a tip-off, the police plunged into action and apprehended Chintakindi SaiKiranand and others. The raids were made under the guidance of Mahesh M Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda under the supervision of Syed Rafeeq, Addl. Dy. Commissioner of Police, Special Operations Team, Rachakonda, by Inspector G. Naveen Kumar, Inspector SOT, B.Vittal Reddy, Inspector Nacharam, B. Satyanarayana, SI of police and the staff of Special Operations Team, Malkajgiri Zone, Rachakonda. (NSS)