Two Indian sportsbetting operators arrested in hotel room raid

Prevention of Crime Branch police in the ancient Indian city of Ahmedabad, the largest urban centre in the state of Gujarat, have arrested two men facilitating sportsbetting over the Internet through unidentified websites. The arrests followed a tip-off which led the police to a hotel room, where the two accused men were taking bets on the India-England T20 match, reports the Times of India.

According to PCB officials, Jayesh Ganatra and Dipak Chudasama, both residents of Jamnagar, used a laptop to operate on the Internet which was seized, along with six mobile phones and Rs 40 000 in cash.

"The men were taking bets from the city and state on India-England match in the ongoing T20 world cup," said a police spokesman. "They were using several betting sites to quote rates. We are yet to get the exact amount that they took bets on. The amount recovered from them was also paid by city-based gamblers."

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