The former coach of India’s women’s cricket team Tushar Arothe has been arrested for allegedly betting on a match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), local police said on Tuesday (April 2). Arothe is one of the owners of the café and his direct involvement in the betting is being investigated.
“We had received a tip-off about the betting activities at the Cafe Stock Exchange in Alkapuri where a big screen was placed to relay IPL matches. We kept a watch there and conducted a raid on Monday night. Some persons sitting in a shed next to the cafe were involved in online betting on the IPL match,” said Jaydeepsinh Jadeja, DCP (crime).
“We checked their mobile phones and found that 19 persons, including Hemang, were placing bets on three different mobile applications. Hemang, who is one of the partners in the cafe, had betting app in his mobile and he was accepting and placing bets on the IPL match. Arothe too was present at the spot,” Jadeja told TOI.
The former women’s team coach has denied allegations of betting, saying he did not know why he was arrested and would not know if customers were placing bets at the café.
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27 September, 2019