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One arrested in Kolkata for betting on WC ODI final

One person was arrested here for indulging in betting for the World Cup ODI final, said police on Monday.

City police sources said that the person arrested in this connection has been identified as Aman Khaitan (29), a resident of Watkins Lane under Golabari Police Station in Kolkata- adjacent Howrah district of West Bengal.

He was arrested on late Sunday evening from the Park Street area in central Kolkata by the cops of the local police station. One I-phone containing several betting related screenshots were seized from his possession.

“He has been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code,” a city police official said.

This is the sixth arrest in the city in connection with the cricket- betting scandal during the just concluded World Cup ODI.

Earlier during the India versus South Africa match in Kolkata, the city police arrested five persons for indulging in cricket-betting. Several gadgets, including I-phones and laptops, were seized from them.

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