Jangaon: Police busted a cricket betting racket and arrested four persons on Monday night. They also seized four mobile phones and Rs 6,980 cash from the accused.
Disclosing details here on Tuesday, Inspector Mallesh Yadav said a team of police led by SI Rajesh Naik, after receiving specific information about betting on the Mumbai-Benguluru match, caught four persons, while one managed to escape.
During the questioning, the police came to know about betting on IPL matches. “The arrested have been identified as Nomula Narsimhulu (34), Madishetti Sridhar (27), Manga Laxman Kumar (30), and Md Raheen (20). All of them belong to Jangaon town,” he said.
Police have also identified 17 others for their involvement in betting on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. “They belong to different parts of the State. We have identified them through call data and WhatsApp messages in the cell phones of the arrested persons. We would nab them soon,” Inspector Yadav added.