SOT Balanagar and Bachpally Police here on Tuesday busted an IPL betting racket and arrested 10 persons and property worth around 1 crore including Rs 60.39 lakh cash was seized.
Acting on a tip-off, SOT Balanagar and Bachpally, has organized a joint operation and conducted raid at a house in Sai Anurag Colony, Bachapally on Monday evening and busted the online IPL cricket betting racket.
Speaking to Media, Stephen Raveendra, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad clarified that the racket was busted by the SOT Balanagar and Bachpally Police in joint operation. Ten bookies have been arrested and the property worth about Rs 1 crore was recovered. The key accused is still at large and police formed a team to nab him.
The bookies were arrested including 1) Y. Venkata Shivarama krishna @ Venkat S/o Late Y.Satyanarayana, 46, resident of Yousufguda, 2) Singmaneni Kiran Kumar S/o late S.Haribabu, 45, resident of Yousufguda.3) Nandam Srinivas Babu S/o N.Hariprasad, 48, resident of Erra Manzil, Banjara Hills, 4) Kadiyala Mahesh s/o Prasad, 30, resident of Panjagutta, 5) Chereddy Kasi S/o Venkat Rao,26, resident of Panjagutta 6) Addepalli Prathap Gana Kumar @ Balu S/o Sarveswar Rao, 32, resident of Rahamanagar, Yousufguda, 7) K.Vijay Kumar S/o Venkata Ramana, 29 , resident of Suryaraopeta, East Godavari, A.P. 8) G. Srikanth S/o Laxmi Narsimha Rao, 33, resident of Srinivasa Colony, Chirala, A.P, 9) A.Vinay, S/o Subramanayam, 25, Betting Writer, Mogallu, Palakoderu(m), West Godavari, A.P. 10) B.Venkata Ratna Kumar S/o Ram Mohan Rao, 29, resident of Palakoderu, West Godavari, A.P.
Police said that the main organizer Pandu from Vijaywada is still absconding.
Cyberabad Police Advisory Points:
Due to digitalization and lure to make quick buck, some people have been lured to cricket betting, this is a vicious cycle which leads constant addiction of betting money. Ultimately the bookie only makes money while punters loose money.
2. There is scope for Cyber theft of data from bank a/c’s and other personal data, which may result in unauthorized money transfer and blackmailing using personal photos, data etc.
3. It is learnt that due to loss of money in betting and to repay the bookies, the victims are taking hand loans, selling of property etc.,
4. Information about Betting and other related information may be shared to Cyberabad Police Whatsapp No. 9490617444.