Assam: Crime Branch Launches Hunt For T20 World Cup Betting Racket
Guwahati: After busting the major IPL betting racket in Assam, the sleuths of the crime branch are on the hunt to nab the high-profile bookies reportedly associated with the T20 world cup 2021 betting nexus.
As per highly placed sources, at least three high-profile bookies from Assam are allegedly operating from Siliguri in North Bengal.
It is to be noted that the crime branch of city police on October 12, 2021, arrested three high-profile gamblers who were allegedly involved in illegal betting on the outcome of IPL matches.
Based on an input, the crime branch under the aegis of Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Numal Mahato launched an operation in various locations in the city and arrested the trio.
The arrested gamblers were identified as Dipesh Bajoria, Raunak Bajoria and Rajesh Jain.
Later, at least two of the arrested accused bookies were sent to judicial custody on Tuesday after their weeklong police remand ended.
Crime branch sources said that the duo during their interrogation has revealed names of over 50 such racketeers of the state. Most of them were reportedly on the run.
On Monday, based on their confession, the crime branch had raided the house of one Ajay Agarwal in the Nabagraha area in Guwahati. During a raid at Agarwal’s residence, the crime branch seized five mobile handsets and cash amounting to Rs 3.66 lakh.
Agarwal is also absconding as per a police record.
Meanwhile, names of several high profile businessmen, contractors have also come to the light for their alleged association with the IPL betting nexus.
Sources informed that these high-profile businessmen, contractors are being allegedly operating from various parts of the nation.