Police to take stringent action against cricket betting

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2011, 00:07 AM IST

Bangalore: Police on Thursday warned that stringent action awaited those who indulge in betting on World Cup cricket matches and urged people to provide information on such activities.

City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari issued instructions to all police stations in the city to keep a vigil on betting and collect information on such activities.

In a statement, he asked the general public who may come across information on cricket betting by any individual, company or firm, to furnish information to the local police station or the city police control room.

People who give information leading to successful raids and detection of cricket betting cases would be suitably rewarded, the release said.

PTI