Postmaster in MP defrauds mounted deposits of 24 households in IPL betting

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Although playing or betting has by no means been the fitting option to generate profits, the incidents of the identical at all times seize the limelight within the cricket world. Vishal Ahirwar, who labored on the Bina sub-post workplace as a postmaster robbed greater than two dozen households of their mounted deposit for betting functions within the IPL, leading to a lack of Rs. 1 crore.

Whereas sports activities betting is banned in India, it was broadly practiced throughout the IPL, and officers are investigating the instances. Ahirwar is suspected of wagering with mounted deposits totaling one crore from 24 households. These households’ FDs have been supposed to be positioned in a Sagar district sub-post workplace, however that by no means occurred as a result of Ahirwar by no means recorded them.

Ahirwar used to provide FD passbooks to submit workplace account holders. When a number of depositors tried to retrieve their hard-earned funds, the Publish Workplace knowledgeable them that their FDs weren’t on file. These FDs ranged in worth from just a few thousand rupees to lakhs of rupees.

Ajay Dhurve, the in command of the Bina-GRP police station (legal breach of belief) advised The New Indian Categorical that the accused has been booked below sections 420 and 408 of the Indian Penal Code. Relying on the outcomes of subsequent investigations, the case could also be prolonged additional.

Ahirwar, in line with Dhurve, had been issuing genuine passbooks for bogus mounted deposit accounts and investing the complete cash in IPL betting for the earlier two years. Within the final two years, Ahirwar is accused of betting on IPL cricket utilizing FDs price roughly 2 crores.

Authorities have cracked down on the IPL betting ring. Pimpri Chinchwad police detained 5 individuals on Monday for allegedly conducting a cricket betting ring out of a flat in Pimple Saudagar. The police additionally recovered 30 cellphones and three laptops, totaling greater than Rs. 5 lakhs. What occurs with these households’ financial savings can be carefully monitored since that they had a sound passbook however misplaced their cash in a very surprising method.