Central Crime Branch (CCB) conducted raid at Bangalore Turf Club on Friday after receiving complaints about cheating and seized Rs 96 lakhs cash. A similar raid was conducted on December 1, when CCB arrested 10 illegal bookmakers and seized Rs 5.91 Lakhs from BTC.
According to the CCB, 10 accused men were found to be accepting illegal bets in the first enclosure near gate number 3 of the BTC premises. The police are yet to conduct a further probe and conclude if bookies had any help from insiders of the turf club. The course of the recovered money would also be considered in the coming days.
Betting at the turf club is permitted only through authorised stalls and licensed bookmakers. It was also noted that the accused were a group of illegal bookmakers who entered the premises and accepted bets, saying that they have insider information about the results of the race. This racket points to considerable tax evasion, as none of these bets and returns are legalized and accounted for. The police often keep a watch on these illegal bookmakers at BTC and take action against them.
The Andhra Pradesh Police on Wednesday busted a cricket betting racket and arrested four persons in Vijayawada. Among the accused, is also the alleged kingpin identified as Paula Prasad who was arrested by the task force and commissioner of police. Two laptops, twenty mobile phones, a communicator used for online betting, and Rs 16 lakh in cash was seized from them.
A shocking incident took place in Kolkata on November 20 when suddenly the currency denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 started falling on the ground. Bundles of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 were thrown out of office premises on 27, Bentinck Street. It was later revealed that an Income Tax raid had been carried out on a company on 27, Bentinck Street, compelling the employees and officials of the raided company to throw the bundles of notes out of the office window.