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Three Indian ‘bookies’ detained from Chattogram stadium

| Updated: February 09, 2021 21:11:16


Three Indian ‘bookies’ detained from Chattogram stadium

Three Indians, suspected of being members of an international gang of bookmakers, were detained from Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium area during the Bangladesh-West Indies Test on Saturday.

Members of the National Security Intelligence (NSI) nabbed them from the main entrance of the stadium. They were later handed over to the Pahartali police, reports UNB.

Police identified them as Sunil Kumar, 38, Chatan Sharma, 33, and Sunny Myagu, 32.

 “NSI members handed them over to us. Various international gangs are active all over during the matches. NSI members suspected these Indian nationals of being part of the gang,” said Pahartali Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Hasan Imam.

He said they recovered some videos from the detainees but nothing to link them with betting.

 “We’re scrutinising the info we got from them. They’ll face legal action if they are bookies. We’ll also see if they came to Bangladesh legally,” the OC said.

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