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The Indore police revealed busting a racket involving betting of crores of rupees on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). The authorities have arrested eight persons in this connection as confirmed by an official on Thursday.  Acting on a tip, the police arrested eight individuals on April 3 from a flat in a multi-storey building in the Lasudia area here in Madhya Pradesh. 

These arrests were made as the accused placed bets online on the IPL matches through a website.  Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Rajesh Dandotia, as per PTI, also revealed that the  accused got mobile phone SIM cards under fake names.  These numbers were then used to take betting amounts from people through QR codes. 

Online betting network was spread across India:  Rajesh Dandotia

Talking about the investigation, Rajesh Dandotia,  "During interrogation of the accused, it was found that their online betting network was spread across Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra." 

The PTI report also revealed that the police seized 22 mobile phones, 17 chequebooks, five laptops, 21 bank passbooks and 31 ATM cards. The police also discovered registers which included accounts of the large sums of money generated from online betting from their possession.

5 people were caught while they were doing the betting:  STF SP Khatri

Further talking about the eight individuals arrested in the case, STF SP Manish Khatri said, as per ANI, " Our team was gathering more information for the past 10 days. When premises were raided by our team along with SHO MA Sayyaed, 5 people were caught while they were doing the betting. The main accused is Jaywant and his brother Jayesh. Eight people have been arrested. Jaywant's wife Sonali and his brother-in-law Aman Jain were among those arrested accused."