3 Indian betting accused put on 3-day remand

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 00:35, Feb 09,2021


Three Indian nationals, accused of taking part in betting during the Bangladesh-West Indies first cricket Test in Chattogram, were remanded in police custody on Monday.

The Indian betting accused, Sunil Kumar, 35, Chetan Sharma, 33, and Sunny Maggo, 30, were remanded for three days by Chattogram Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohiuddin Murad at noon.

CMP assistant commissioner (prosecution) Kazi Sahabuddin Ahmed confirmed this to New Age.

Chattogram Metropolitan Police detective branch inspector Md Kamruzzaman, also the investigation officer of the case, sought seven-day remand for the accused for interrogation.

The three Indian nationals were detained by Bangladesh Cricket Board and intelligence officials on Saturday during the fourth-day play of Bangladesh-West Indies opening Test match.

Police showed them arrested after the BCB filed a case against them with Pahartoli police station on Sunday under the Digital Security Act over betting during the Bangladesh-West Indies first Test in Chattogram.

The three were accused of gambling through digital means inside the stadium, said police. They were participating in online gambling through a website diamondexch.com.

According to the case statement, the accused collected complimentary tickets from unidentified persons and entered the stadium on the fourth day of Bangladesh-West Indies opening Test match.

The match was restricted to general spectators due to COVID-19 protocols.

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