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Ex-India Women's cricket coach Arothe arrested for IPL betting

VADODARA: Former Indian women cricket team's coach and Baroda ex-Ranji player, Tushar Arothe was arrested by the detection of crime branch (DCB) late on Monday night in connection with a IPL betting racket busted at his café in Alkapuri.

The cops arrested 19 persons including Arothe and two partners in the café, Hemang Patel and Nishchal Mitha. Crime branch sleuths said that Hemang was betting on a IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab on Monday night. All the accused were later released on bail.

"We had received a tip-off about the betting activities at the Café 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 café 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 café, 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 cops immediately seized their phones and checked them. They found betting apps in mobile phones of 19 persons including college students following which they were arrested.

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