Cyber cops bust online gambling den, seize items worth Rs 49l – Times of India

December 15, 2021 by No Comments

Aurangabad: The cybercrime police of Aurangabad city on Tuesday busted an online gambling den and seized cash and articles worth Rs 49 lakh.
The arrested accused have been identified as Babasaheb Khadke, Daomdhar Khadke, Bandu Jauk, Krushna Dongre, Prabhakar Bhosle, Raju Pawar, Dnyaneshwar Solunke, Vishal Golde. All of them are from Aurangabad. They have been remanded in two-day police custody.
Following the action, accused have been booked and arrested on the charges of cheating, the Maharashtra Gambling Act, Lottery Regulation Act and relevant sections of Information and Technology Act. The offence has been registered with cyber police station.
Police said the action was a result of specific tip-off about a group of suspects running a major online gambling racket from an office in the vicinity of Sant Tukaram auditorium in the Cidco area. Accordingly, multiple teams were deployed to track the activities, and it was found that the suspects were operating from Khadke’s office.
The cybercrime police raided Khadke’s office on Monday night and the panchanama went on till early Tuesday morning. The cyber police team, led by inspector Gautam Patare and assistant inspector Amol Satodkar, seized articles including Rs 17 lakh in cash, five two-wheelers, two cars, several stamps and computers that were being used to run the illegal online gambling work.
Commissioner of police Nikhil Gupta said the probe has revealed that the accused were systematically getting their customers registered on the applications floated through gambling websites. Probe has revealed that none of the online gambling applications used by them were registered or cleared by the state authorities, making it clear that they were evading large sums of taxes, said another officer. The probe has also revealed that the suspects issued login ids and passwords to registered gamblers and they would regularly assemble to calculate the business carried out each week. The raid was held when they had assembled to distribute the earnings made last week.



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