Eight arrested for betting on IPL final

Last Updated: May 27, 2013, 17:48 PM IST

Lucknow: A betting gang was busted in Kanpur late Sunday and eight bookies were arrested for betting on the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, police said Monday.

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Police seized Rs.8 lakh in cash, two laptops, 18 mobile phones and a car from the bookies.

Deputy Inspector general of Police R.K. Chaturvedi said that the bookies had connections with rackets being run in Delhi, Mumbai and overseas.

Police raided a house in Fazalganj area area after a tip off and made the arrests, he added.

"The bookies are part of a larger national and international network of betting in cricket," said an official.

A similar gang was busted in Varanasi late Saturday and several people arrested for betting on IPL matches.