Guwahati: Five people were arrested for their alleged involvement in gambling and betting during Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Assam’s Hojai district.
The identities of the arrested individuals have not been disclosed yet.
According to police, the accused were caught red-handed at at Khring Khring village in Lanka and had Rs 8 lakh in cash and four mobile phone in their possession, which were seized.
“Drive against Gamblers and betting of IPL matches under Lanka PS Area, 5 persons are arrested and seized 8 lakhs cash and 4 nos. of mobile phones from their possession. A case is registered for taking action”, Hojai police tweeted.
The police have registered a case against them under relevant sections and are taking necessary action.
Last month, eight people were detained on suspicions of being involved in gambling in the same area.
The Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh has praised the efforts of the police for their excellent work in nabbing the gamblers.
On May 2022, the state police busted an illegal IPL T20 betting racket in Kokrajhar district.
As many as five gamblers were arrested for their alleged involvement in the racket. They had been identified as Kaushik Saha, Dibakar Das, Bapan Rai, Suraj Nath and Sanjeev Karmakar.
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