Online gambling betting racket busted, three detained in Hyderabad
Posted: Date Posted – 8:21 PM, Sat – Jun 4, 22
Hyderabad: Three people, who were organizing an online gambling betting racket, were arrested on Saturday by SR Nagar Police who seized Rs 1.15 crore from them.
Those arrested were Vishal Patel (42), Kamlesh Rawat (42) and Patel Hitesh Ambala (28), all residents of Gowliguda and natives of Gujarat. The main organizer, Dharmesh Bhai of Gujarat, was on the run.
According to the police, Patel and Rawat organized online betting via “bhai9.com” and collected money from bettors, who had to pay a certain amount as a deposit to obtain an ID and password to play at. online games and placing bets. Patel and Rawat collected money from punters and handed it over to Ambala who in turn sent it to Dharmesh,” said DCP (West) Joel Davis.
After each game, depending on the result, the amount of profit or loss was sent from the bookmaker to the bettors or vice versa via online payment methods. “Initially, a few lakhs were seized from the organizers following a raid on a lodge in Gowliguda. Later, during the investigation, we learned that there was more money hidden in one place and it was seized,” the DCP said, adding that special teams had been formed to catch Dharmesh Bhai. .
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