Gang held for betting in Hyderabad

By Author  |  Published: 6th Jun 2017  10:59 pm

Hyderabad: The sleuths of the Task Force, Central Zone arrested one satta organiser and two agents while they were collecting bets near Shanthi Theatre in Narayanaguda late on Monday night.

The arrested are Mohammed Omer, 45, resident of Moti Darwaja, Golconda; Syed Akhil, 37, resident of Moinbagh, Santoshnagar; and Mohammed Iqbal, 42, resident of Kaladera, Malakpet.

The three are autorichshaw drivers.

According to the police, Mohammed Omer was organising betting since an year while Syed Akhil and Iqbal were assisting him in collecting money from people. Auto drivers, pushcart vendors and daily wage labourers were among their clients. Omer, who was giving a 10 per cent commission to the Akhil and Iqbal, was earlier arrested by the Golconda PS for a similar offence.

Cash of Rs 10,160 was seized and the suspects were handed over to Narayanaguda police for further action.