Hyderabad, Apr 8 (PTI): Nine persons who were allegedly indulging in cricket betting for the ongoing IPL matches were today nabbed from nearby Bhongir town, police said.

Based on specific information on a cricket betting racket, sleuths of Special Operation Team of Rachakonda Commissionerate raided a chicken shop and apprehended cricket betting gang leader Md Irfan and eight others for indulging in betting, they said.

A car and five two-wheelers were seized from them, they said.

The gang members were collecting/placing bets with 30 per cent commission, police said.

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