Bengaluru: Rs 3.45 crore seized during CCB raid; 66 arrested for illegal betting

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14-01-2024

    CCB conducted a raid at the Bengaluru Turf Club

    55 mobile phones were also seized during the raids

    CCB recevied a tip of about GST evasion

The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) conducted a raid at the Bengaluru Turf Club resulting in the arrest of 66 individuals due to their suspected involvement in illegal betting. An amount of Rs 3.45 crore in cash and 55 mobile phones were seized during the raids. “The operation targeted individuals who, without any official licence, were illegally collecting money from the public/punters under the guise of being legal bookies for the Turf Club. These individuals were conducting unauthorised horse race betting activities parallel to the Bangalore Turf Club, without displaying government orders at their stalls, maintaining proper accounts, or managing appropriate records for the money collected from customers,” the Bengaluru Police’s statement read. 

A tip off was received by the police about Good and Services Tax (GST) evasion, improper maintenance of records and bookkeeping that did not take place in an orderly manner apart from illegal betting. Surya and Co, Tejashwini Enterprises, Srihari Enterprises, Banashankari Enterprises, Paras and Co, Aditya Enterprises, Maruti Enterprises, Sri Manju Associates and Meghana Enterprises were some of the entities named in the First Information Report (FIR). A case was registered in the High Grounds Police Stations under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Karnataka Race Betting Act and the Karnataka Police Act.

Bengaluru: Rs 3.45 crore seized during CCB raid; 66 arrested for illegal betting

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    CCB conducted a raid at the Bengaluru Turf Club

    55 mobile phones were also seized during the raids

    CCB recevied a tip of about GST evasion

The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) conducted a raid at the Bengaluru Turf Club resulting in the arrest of 66 individuals due to their suspected involvement in illegal betting. An amount of Rs 3.45 crore in cash and 55 mobile phones were seized during the raids. “The operation targeted individuals who, without any official licence, were illegally collecting money from the public/punters under the guise of being legal bookies for the Turf Club. These individuals were conducting unauthorised horse race betting activities parallel to the Bangalore Turf Club, without displaying government orders at their stalls, maintaining proper accounts, or managing appropriate records for the money collected from customers,” the Bengaluru Police’s statement read. 

A tip off was received by the police about Good and Services Tax (GST) evasion, improper maintenance of records and bookkeeping that did not take place in an orderly manner apart from illegal betting. Surya and Co, Tejashwini Enterprises, Srihari Enterprises, Banashankari Enterprises, Paras and Co, Aditya Enterprises, Maruti Enterprises, Sri Manju Associates and Meghana Enterprises were some of the entities named in the First Information Report (FIR). A case was registered in the High Grounds Police Stations under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Karnataka Race Betting Act and the Karnataka Police Act.

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