Man arrested for allegedly running cricket betting racket in Punjab
In shocking news, a man was arrested for allegedly running a cricket betting racket in Punjab. The police who arrested the man also seized Rs 1.23 crore. The 39-year-old man was allegedly involved in a cricket betting racket from the BSF colony. Police said that a laptop computer and two mobile phones were also seized from the man identified as Sourav Verma while also adding that he is a civil engineering diploma holder and an architect by profession.
The police further added that the gadgets will be handed over to the cyber cell to get more details about the racket.
Senior police official Gupreet Singh Bhullar added that a tip was received that the accused was allegedly running a betting racket from his home itself and a massive amount of cash was also in his possession there. Mr Bhullar added that a police team raided the house and then arrested the accused when he was betting on current England vs West Indies Test match.
He also said that the accused was operating the racket through a ”Z-Account” online application. The police also confirmed that Sourav Verma has been allegedly involved in betting for the last few years while also adding that stringent action will be taken against all those who are involved in this racket.
Police said that the Income Tax department has also been notified about the seizure of the cash, also adding that the accused was booked under relevant sections of the Gambling Act.