Two persons, including a junior engineer, have been arrested in Pakur district for their alleged involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket, a senior police officer said. Superintendent of Police, Sunil Bhaskar identified the arrested persons as Shyamdutt Shukla, the junior engineer posted with MGNRGA project at Pakur sadar block, and Nurul Hasan, son of a hotel owner, following separate raids conducted in Pakur on Sunday.
The two accused were produced before a local court on Monday, and were sent to 14 days judicial custody. A currency counting machine, a computer set, laptop, CPU and mobile phones were seized during the raids, the SP said.
Hasan had alleged links with the IPL betting racket of neighbouring state of West Bengal and was operating the illegal betting from his office in the hotel situated in the district headquarter premises here, the police officer said. During interrogation, the duo said some "important people" were involved in the racket, the SP said, but refused to disclose names as investigation was on and vital information about members of the racket was found from the mobile phones and the computers..
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