The Madhya Pradesh Authorities have reportedly raided a "satta" racket or an illegal betting ring from a rented residence belonging to an IPS officer and arrested about 8 people on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.
Authorities said that they recovered several gambling chits from the scene of the crime and equipment used in the illegal betting ring, such as 24 cellular phones, a Honda City car, 3 motorcycles, 3 laptop computers, 2 color TVs, 1 printer, 10 SIM Cards, calculators and speakers. According to Bhopal Superintendent of the Police Department, Anant Kumar Singh, the residence that they have raided belongs to an IPS officer named S.S. Lal. The residence has been under police surveillance since they received a tip several days ago that a "satta" or an illegal betting ring was being operated in the house, situated in the Danish Kunj Area of the capital.
The superintendent added that the authorities raided the house based on the information that several bookmakers had gathered in the house. The police were able to arrest 8 of the bookmakers when they launched the surprise raid. The authorities said that the principal suspect in the case, Aman, has connections to the infamous "satta" operator of Indore, Raman Kakani. He had been involved in betting operations for almost 2 years now and began forming the illegal betting ring over the past 6 months. Authorities have also filed a case against the second accused, because he violated some sections in the Gambling Act and initiated the proceeding for naming the property of the principal suspect.
December 20, 2006