Three persons were arrested from a temple near here for allegedly betting cricket matches,police said Monday.
Anil Kumar,Uttam Chand and Harshad Ramesh were arrested late Sunday night with cash worth Rs 16,780,a laptop,a television set and seven cellphones from Ramji mandir,near Kaligam in Sabarmati area of the city, Sabarmati police inspector V R Patel said.
Two of them belong to Kaligam in Sabarmati locality while the third person is a friend of the duo,police said.
They were allegedly indulging in betting inside the temple room when they were arrested,police said.
The trio will be produced in a local court on Monday,police said.
On Saturday,Vinod Mulchandani,a bookie,was arrested from Satellite area of the city while cash,gold and electronic equipment worth Rs 1.54 crore were recovered from his possession.
The arrest followed Gujarat governments advisory to district police chiefs and police commissioners to crack down on bookies.
On May 16,Gujarat cricketer Amit Singh,who turned a bookie,was arrested along with three Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth,Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for allegedly indulging in spot-fixing in the the IPL.