Mumbai: After the arrest of notorious cricket bookie Bipin Indraprastha (in pic) alias Bipin Shah by Santacruz police on Monday evening, police aim to trap all the cricket bookies part of the betting syndicate. The subsequent motive behind trapping all the bookies is to break the bookie net in Mumbai.
The investigation revealed Indraprasth had placed bets on the recently-concluded India’s tour of Australia matches. Indraprastha is suspected to be a part of a larger betting syndicate which operates from Mumbai and takes bets from more than 2,000 parties, said police.
According to police sources, the laptop seized from the four accused has all the details of the bets placed on various cricket matches. Indraprastha, the main accused, had arranged the rented flat, the documents required to get the flat’s possession and was paying the rent himself.
Indraprastha was earlier arrested four times, including once for his involvement in a pan-India cricket betting racket in 2014. Back then, the arrest was made for his alleged placement on bets during the Champions League T20 matches. Santacruz police busted a cricket betting racket and arrested four person.
Identified as Bipin Shah alias Bipin Indraprasth (48), Jitendra Jadhav (38), Narayan Rebari (24) and Devilal Jaat (40), late on Monday evening. Acting on a tip-off, a team raided a Linking Road apartment in Santacruz (W) and caught the four bookies red-handed, placing bets on an ongoing T-20 tournament in Australia.
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