Today we will talk about a raid conducted in Mumbai and, somehow, resulted in the arresting of three men betting on IPL Matches. The police arrested three people who were involved in the betting business from suburban Mulund. As many of you might be aware, during the IPL Matches, this illegal business’ spread reaches a new height. However, betting and gambling have always existed in the quiet corners of the city, where people have considered it a source of making big money. According to reports, three men were found as active members. These three men were found betting on an IPL match on the ongoing CSK and KKR.
Mumbai Betting Case:-
According to CBI Official, on Thursday, through thorough investigation, a raid was operated in Mulund flat, Mumbai. The information was received by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU). Three men were found inside the flat illegally betting on a match between CSK and KKR. Considering the situation, under Mulund Police Station, the case was registered as IPC sections were imposed. Eventually, the Information Technology Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act were executed. Materialistic materials such as 41 mobile phones, a smartphone tablet, SIM cards, a laptop, and several other boxes of SIM cards with a value of Rs. 1.88 Lakh in cash was seized on the spot during the investigation. Initially, the court remanded the three men in CBI’s custody till 3rd November 2020 (Tuesday).
Gambling and Betting in India:-
Gambling in India has distinctive ways of regulation since every state has different rules. For horse-racing and lottery, small-scale betting is practiced and allowed. While in States like Goa, legalized casinos have been in practice. Eventually, in 21st-Century people got more invested while playing at casinos to earn a larger amount. However, in small towns and villages, people are more dependent on the lottery tickets they buy at a minimum rate of Rs. 20-40.
Gradually, the interest to earn better cash spread in the country and to the world. Now, as betting over matches is considered a crime, people still practice it to escape values like hard work and honesty. The offenders have to submit a fine of Rs. 200 or are put behind bars for three months. However, since 2009, the punishment became more severe for online gambling as the offender has to submit a fine of Rs. 90,000 per day. Yes, you read that right.
Cases for Gambling in History:-
For gambling, there were cases reported not just in Mumbai but across the globe. Such cases have been proved as the most controversial cases where billions were high on stake. A court case between professional Poker Player Phil Ivey and London casino Crockfords was taken to UK High court. However, £7.8 million are at stake. Secondly, in 2015, a 53-year-old Swiss Businessman, Safa Abdulla Al Geabury, wrote a £2 million payable cheque. The club management alleged denies it. As a result, the judge asked him to pay his debt, and interestingly, he failed to pay his debt and was sentenced to ten months behind bars.