Eight bookies were arrested in Nashik and Thane Thursday for IPL betting.
In Nashik,police found Rs 3 lakh,a TV,electronic equipment and 20 phones and arrested Pravin Bhutada,Pankaj Somani,Samir Mantri,Ravi Dhage and Rajendra Sawana. All but Sawana are from Buldhana and were in Nashik to operate a betting network.
We were tracking their movements for 15 days. They were expected to come to Buldhana and were operating in different places,including Shirdi, said SCP Sandip Diwan. Meanwhile,Thane police arrested three youths for taking small bets and recovered a diary and phones from them.