Dibrugarh Police on Wednesday busted an IPL betting racket and arrested two persons from different locations of Dibrugarh town.

The arrested persons have been identified as Shakti Singh (27) from Graham Bazar, Dibrugarh and Sahid Khan (39) from Amolapatty, Dibrugarh.

They were found to be involved in online betting during IPL matches.

Dibrugarh Police registered a case No. 1935/2021 u/s 14/15 of the Assam Game & Betting Act in Dibrugarh police station.

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Dibrugarh superintendent of police Shwetank Mishra said, “We have received some more names involved in such betting during the interrogation. Police will take action against all those involved.”

According to sources, IPL betting has been going on in Dibrugarh and many people are involved in betting.

Sources informed that recently many young boys of Dibrugarh lost lakhs of rupees in IPL betting.

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“Recently, a boy lost Rs 10 lakh in IPL betting. Such betting should be stopped by any means and the police should monitor such illegal activities,” said a source.

Sources informed that a big nexus of IPL betting has been going on secretly in Dibrugarh.

“The main racketeer of IPL betting has not been arrested yet. He is managing everyone and running his illegal business with the support of some corrupt policemen,” said a source.

Every year, many young boys lose lakhs of rupees in the name of IPL betting.

In Dibrugarh, IPL betting has been growing in the last few years but it seems even after knowing about it, the police remain a mute spectator.

“It is even more dangerous than drug addiction. Some young people have been addicted to the game for betting. Its multi-crore business operating from somewhere outside India. Dibrugarh has recently becomie a betting paradise,” said a source.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com