Kalyani: Three people have been arrested here for running a betting racket on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, a police officer said today.
Acting on a tip off, the police raided a house at Gayeshpur Bedibhawan area in Kalyani yesterday night and nabbed two brothers Jayanta Biswas and Debabrata Biswas for their involvement in cricket betting, he said.
One tablet, three mobile phones and Rs 2700 in cash were seized from them. “The duo confessed to their involvement in IPL betting. They said Hira alias Pappu Das, a resident of Dumdum Cantonment, was running the racket. We arrested him too,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Kalyani, Subrata Kangshabanik, said.
All three of them were produced before a court, which remanded them in police custody for three days. “We are investigating the case to find out if more people were involved in the racket,” Kangshabanik added.