On Thursday, Police have detained an Indian-origin British man and his aide for reportedly betting on an IPL T20 match from a luxury hotel in Mumbai, reports official.
Acting on specific report, Unit 9 of the Crime Branch has raid the luxury hotel in Andheri (West), where two convict were found placing online bets on IPL matches through a betting site, reports a senior police inspector Mahesh Desai.
After seeking initial amount, both of them would offer user ID and password to the people, who are interested in placing bets, added Mr. Desai.
The detained convicts were identified as 40-year-old Rishi Dariyanani, and 39-year-old Mahesh Khemlana, said another official.
Both the convict are residents of Hong Kong, he said, Mr. Dariyanani is a man of Indian-origin but now is a citizen of the UK. The police raid was conducted by a team, which is led by inspector Asha Korake. They found that both of them were placing bets on IPL match that is being played between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings, informed the official.
During the time of interrogation, it was revealed that both had came to Mumbai only to conduct betting purpose, he added. IPL started this time in March, they visited Mumbai and stayed in star hotels in suburban Bandra and Juhu, from where the duo used to operate.
Mumbai Police has seized two laptops, one notebook, seven smartphones, debit and credit cards, US, Indian, and Hong Kong currency amounted Rs. 6.95 lakh from both of them, said the official.
On Thursday, Mr. Dariyanani and Mr. Khemlana were produced before a court, which sent them in police custody till May 6, said the official.