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Colva Police bust IPL gambling den in Benaulim, 8 arrested

May 6, 2024 | 06:43 IST

Colva Police bust IPL gambling den in Benaulim, 8 arrested

The suspects were caught red-handed while accepting cash bets on the match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans; mobile phones, equipment used for betting and a vehicle worth Rs 18 lakh were seized
Colva Police bust IPL gambling den in Benaulim, 8 arrested

Team Herald

MARGAO: In a raid on a rented premises in Benaulim, police busted an IPL gambling den and arrested eight residents of Karnataka who allegedly run the den.

On May 4 at 11.35pm, Colva Police raided the premises near I Jack Corner in Vaswaddo Vaddie, Benaulim and vandalized the gambling den.

Police arrested Bhushan Pujari, Rishikesh Krishnaji Patil, Kapil Sawant, Omkar Pramod Patil, Afrid Nadumbil, Tohil Bidikar, Shubham Patil and Sayed Ali Bagwan, all residents of Khanapur, Belagavi district of Karnataka.

Police said they were caught red-handed in operating the betting racket by accepting cash to bet on the IPL cricket match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans.

Police confirmed mobile phones along with other equipment used for betting and a vehicle, all worth Rs 18 lakh.

Recognizing that gambling is very common during such tournaments, the Colva police are on the lookout for other similar gambling dens within its jurisdiction that are run by people from outside Goa who rent remote premises.