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Busting gamblers continues in Silchar, police arrests mastermind

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Last night, the Indian Premier League wrapped up with Chennai Super Kings taking home the trophy. The seven weeks nail biting tournament not only gives viewers heavy dose of cricket and entertainment but it also opens up the doors for illegal activities like gambling, betting, bookmaking etc. in the country.

Last night, based on secret information Silchar police conducted a raid at Hotel Siddharth and arrested six people on charges of illegal betting. The accused were put up in a room in the hotel in SIlchar. The mastermind behind the gambling and betting has been identified as 21-year-old Bishal Roy, s/o Bijit Roy of Sonai Road. His associates have been named as Promit Deb (21), s/o Nihar Ranjan Deb from Meherpur, Abhisek Roy (22), s/o Ashish Roy of Public School Road, Saurav Roy (21) s/o Appan Kr Roy of Das Colony, Bablu Laskar (20) s/o Abu Laskar Madurbon Berenga and Subhan Kar Deb Nath (22), s/o Robin Kr Deb of N H Road Near BSNL office.

All accused are residents of Silchar and involved in IPL betting. The police also recovered six mobile phones from their possession. During interrogation, all of them accepted that they were involved in IPL betting. While they are currently in police custody, follow up action is being taken by the police force.

A week back, Cachar police had also arrested four individuals for being involved in illegal gambling during IPL. The four miscreants arrested by Police were identified as Sandeep Biswas (33), Alok Aditya (32), Suman Sinha (33), and Pritam Das (34). All of them were residents of Malugram Ghoniala Mokam road and its adjacent areas.

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