Three Indian Persons Arrested Due to Gambling At Cricket Venue
Accused of Gambling Through Digital Means Inside The Stadium
A Chattogram court on Sunday sent three Indian nationals to jail pending a remand hearing after they were formally arrested by police on charge of gambling in the cricket field.
Police formally arrested the Indian nationals after the Bangladesh Cricket Board filed a case against them under the Digital Security Act for gambling during the Bangladesh-West Indies first Test in Chattogram.
BCB security supervisor Arefin Hossain filed the case with Pahartoli police station on Sunday, a day after they were detained.
Inspector Hasan Imam, officer-in-charge of Pahartoli police station, confirmed the matter to New Age.
‘The three were accused of gambling through digital means inside the stadium. We have shown them arrested now,’ said the OC.
The three Indian nationals were detained by BCB and intelligence officials on Saturday during the fourth day’s play of Bangladesh-West Indies opening Test match.
According to the case statement, the three Indian nationals are Sunil Kumar, 35, son of Joyshing, Chetan Sharma, 33, son of Nandy Kishor Sharma, and Sunny Maggo, 30, son of Ashoke.
Inspector Md Kamruzzaman of the detective branch of Chattogram Metropolitan Police, also the investigation officer of the case, told New Age that they sought seven-day remand for each of the accused to the court for interrogation.
Judge Hossain Md Reza of Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court kept the remand applications pending for hearing on Monday, said Kazi Sahabuddin Ahmed, Assistant Commissioner (prosecution) of CMP.
According to the case statement, the accused collected complimentary tickets from unidentified persons and entered into the stadium during the fourth day’s play of Bangladesh-West Indies opening Test match.
They were participating in online gambling through a website named diamondexch.com.
The match was restricted to general spectators due to COVID-19 protocols.
Back in 2020 police arrested 14 persons for running an illegal gambling den. Read more here