On going betting racket busted four held

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

Alert police on Saturday caught four persons running betting racket for Maharaja cricket cup scheduled between four district teams .

Assistant Sub Inspector Nagendra,who was on security duty noticed the accused standing on the footpath outside the stadium,a 100 meters away from the police station,busy collecting details about the ongoing match.

The cricket matches was scheduled between Shimoga strikers,Mangalore united,Mysore warriors an Bengalore blasters .

Suspecting something fishy,Nagendra along with his colleagues rounded up the accused and found that they are gathering details overs,sixes, fours,wickets of the matches on their mobiles and cross checking with the ration on the betting app .

The accused told the police that they are waiting to receive betting amount from punters and also giving winning amount to those who won on ball to ball betting .

The accused have been arrested under various section of the Karnataka Police Act and taken them into custody for further investigations to ascertain their network.