Published On : Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019

Cops bust cricket betting racket at Element Lounge Bar in Lakadganj, 2 bookies held

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Nagpur: Acting on a tip-off, Lakadganj Senior Police Inspector B V Pidurkar and his team raided Element Lounge Bar and Restaurant on Sunday night and found two bookies accepting bets on an IPL match being played between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals. The two bookies were booked and placed under arrest.

The raiding cops found the accused bookies Giriraj Liladhar Jhavar (35), resident of Plot No. 304, Radhakrishna Apartment, Wardhaman Nagar, and Madhusudan Kisan Agrawal (31), resident of Santra Market, Marwadi Chawl, behind R S Hotel, Ganeshpeth, sitting in Element Lounge Bar and Restaurant and accepting bets on the IPL match being played between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals on mobile phones.

Cops seized two mobile phones, cash Rs 17,640 and other gambling material collectively worth Rs 49,660 and booked the two accused bookies under Sections 4, 5 of Maharashtra Gambling (Prevention) Act. Both the bookies have been placed under arrest.

The raid action was carried out by Senior PI Pidurkar, PSI S V Raut, ASI Ravi Rathod, constables Prakash Sidam, Ajay Bais, Vijay Hatkar, Ishwar Poddar, NPCs Ram Yadav, Vasudeo Jaipurkar, sepoys Firoze Khan, Bhushan Zade and Mangesh Lohi under the guidance of DCP Zone 3 Rahul Maknikar.