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Cricket news - Former women's coach Tushar Arothe arrested in IPL betting case

All the accused were later released on bail but their phones and vehicles have been seized.

Former India women's cricket team coach and ex-Ranji Trophy player Tushar Arothe was arrested by the detection of crime branch (DCB) unit late on Monday night in connection with an IPL betting racket which was busted at Arothe's cafe in Alkapuri. The cops arrested 19 persons, including Arothe and two partners in the cafe, Hemang Patel and Nishchal Mitha. Crime branch sleuths said that Hemang was betting on an IPL game between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab on Monday night.

"We had received a tip-off about the betting activities at the Cafe 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 cafe 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 cafe, 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.

Jadeja said that Arothe's son, Rishi is also one of the partners in the cafe but he wasn't there at the spot when he raid was conducted. Rishi is also a Ranji cricketer who plays for Baroda. "Our investigations revealed that Hemang is in the business of betting on cricket games. He used to accept and place bets worth lakhs and he was in touch with a man named Baba. We are now trying to track down Baba," Jadeja added.

All the accused were later released on bail but their phones and vehicles have been seized. The police, though, didn't find any betting apps in Arothe's mobile phone. "I had reached at the cafe just 20 minutes before the cops came in. I am not at all involved in any kind of betting. The police checked my mobile phone and didn't find any betting app in it," Arothe told TOI.

"I don't know why I was arrested. If some customers come in my cafe and bet on mobile apps, how would I know that? As far as Hemang is concerned, he is a partner in the cafe but he always sat with his friends. I have no idea that he was placing bets. I have not committed any illegal activity and I will fight it out for my honour," Arothe said. Jadeja, however, said that Arothe was suspected of facilitating cricket betting in the cafe.

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