Two held for running cricket betting racket | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: Task force police busted a cricket betting racket and arrested two persons on Saturday night. Police seized Rs 76,000 and two cell phones from the possession of the accused.
Acting on specific information, the south zone task force team raided a house at Moosabowli in Hussainialam on Saturday night. Police arrested the two accused, Yogesh Yadav and Dharmender Singh of Mangalhat, who were organising cricket betting on an IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. “The accused confessed that they have been working for the main bookie, A Sai of Jiyaguda. On the instructions of Sai, the duo has been collecting betting amounts from punters and distributing cash to the winners,” south zone task force inspector S Raghavendra said. The two accused along with the seized items were handed over to Hussainialam police for further investigation.
Earlier, the south zone task force team had also busted two more IPL betting gangs. On Friday, the team raided a house in Bhavani Nagar area of Old City and arrested Fayeem for organising cricket betting. On Thursday night, the south zone team raided a house in Abids and arrested a bookie, Anshul. Police seized Rs 25,000 from the possession of the accused.

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