IPL betting scam: Two accused sent to jail; Crime branch prepares absconders’ list
Guwahati: At least two of the arrested accused bookies were sent to judicial custody on Tuesday after their weeklong police remand ended. The duo Dipesh Bajoria and Rajesh Jain were arrested by city police crime branch earlier in connection to a huge online gambling racket linked to the recently conclude Indian Premier League cricket tourney.
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, crime branch had raided the house of one Ajay Agarwal in 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.