Illegal betting has found its way to Kadapa, Arunachal Pradesh, where the state police detain three inter-state cricket bookies. The bookies have been betting on the second India – Sri Lanka test match. India won the second test match by 239 runs and an innings. During the raid, the police also bust INR 14.11 lakh in cash. Also a TV set and three mobile phones from the house located in the Balaji Nagar.
The ongoing India-Sri Lanka, cricket series comprises three test matches, three one day international matches and three t20 matches. As these games will go on the players performance of both teams are of high concern. Bettor are using it to increase the wage of betting on players. If things turn out as expected, then it’s good for the bookies. If not then also it’s good for the bookies because it doesn’t matter whichever team wins, they get their winning percentage from the parties.
In a press conference addressing to the media, the DSP G Nageshwara of the CCS police station, have said that they received an anonymous on a tip-off from one of their sources. As soon as they get the heads up, they acted on it immediately. A police team have been sent to conduct the raid on a house located at Balaji Nagar, and they discovered that a cricket betting racket has been going on in the house. Seeing that the police handcuffed the bookies that is Nagam Ravi Kumar, belonging to Kodada town in Telangana, Meda Srinivasa Rao, and Kotthapalli Raghurami Reddy hailing from Hyderabad.
The accused were acting as cricket bookies in the cricket betting racket. The trio indulged in cricket betting gambling earlier also. It was found that cases were registered against them at Jubilee Hills police station in Hyderabad and in Guntur. The accused had links with main cricket bookies, and that is also being investigated, the DSP informed.
The DSP appreciated SI N Rajarajeswar Reddy and other constables for arresting the three inter-state bookies and assured to recommend their names for rewards.