IPL 2020 : Police busts a betting racket in Vijayawada; 9 arrested, Rs. 7.5 Lakh in cash seized


Vijaywada police raided an apartment in Murali Nagar under police station limits of Penamaluru area and arrested 9 people for betting on IPL 2020 matches.

Police alsoe seized Rs 7.5 lakh cash, a TV, one laptop, a communicator device and 13 mobile phones from their possession.

The accused were identified as V Kalyan Chakravarthi (39), K Ravi Kiran (42), M Kesava Reddy (33), K Chandrasekhar (26), R Srinivas Rao (31), T Sudhakar (40), P Kutumba Rao (43), Md Kalillulah (45) and T Siva Shankar (28), all residents of Vijayawada, reported New Indian Express.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP-L&O) V Harshavardhan Raju said, “The accused were using a betting app called ‘Cricket Mazza’ available on Google Play Store and accepting bets using referrals through their friends and relatives. The accused were caught as they were placing bets on cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Night Riders, A case has been registered against the accused under AP Gaming Act and they will be produced in the court on Monday.”