In the second case of cricket betting within a span of five days, two people have been arrested here and Rs 3.69 lakh recovered from them, city police commissioner Sandeep Patil said Saturday.
With this, five people have been arrested in connection withsuch cases. Three people were arrested for betting from a rented room near theKSRTC bus stand on March 26 and Rs 62,700 and mobile phones seized from them.
Addressing reporters, Patil said stringent action was beingtaken to check cricket betting during the IPL season. Operations of certaingroups indulging in betting at various centres and online were beingcontinuously monitored, he said.
Asked about the preparations for the April 18 Lok Sabhaelections, Patil said 17 people with criminal record had already been sent outof the district.
A total of 1,533 cases of violation of election code ofconduct have been registered and unaccounted money worth Rs 13.79 lakh seizedahead of the polls.
A platoon of CRPF, which arrived in the city, has conducted route march in 29 sensitive areas, he said.