One held for running IPL betting racket in Navi Mumbai, Rs 2 lakh seized

Navi Mumbai: The Central Unit of Crime Branch of Navi Mumbai police arrested a 39-year-old man who was allegedly running a racket betting for IPL 2020 matches being held in UAE, over a mobile application. The police also seized two mobile phones, one television set, and Rs 2 lakh cash from him.

Based on the tip-off received from a reliable source, the official of the Central Unit of Crime Branch carried out a raid at Suyash Swaraj society at sector 8 in Koparkhairane on Friday evening when the match of Chennai Super King and Delhi Capital was going on in Dubai.

The arrested person, identified as Vijay Yashwant Khairnar, was taking bet over a mobile application. “We also seized two mobile phones, one TV set and Rs lakh cash from there,” said a senior official from the Crime Branch.

A case was registered at Koparkhiarane police station against Khairnar under section 4(A) and 5 of Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act 1887. “Now, we are investigating how did he get the mobile application and how many more people are involved in the betting racket,” said the official.

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