3 arrested for IPL betting in Keonjhar; Rs 2.4 lakh seized

Three acused in IPL bettingKeonjhar: Acting on a tip off, Keonjhar district police conducted a raid at a place near Tarini temple in Barbil and arrested three persons for their involvement in IPL betting late on Sunday night.

Police arrested Nimes Sahoo, Mahaveer Prasad and Md Rafiq when the final match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians was going on.

The cops also seized Rs 2.4 lakh and seven mobile phones from their possession.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the other accused based on the information received from the trio. Police are also tracking their phones to trace the others involved in the racket.

The arrested persons will be forwarded to the court today.