KATHMANDU, March 23: Police have busted a group involved in illegal betting in Nepal.
It has come to light that Nepali agents made transactions of millions of rupees through dozens of accounts by establishing fake betting companies, which is illegal in Nepal.
Six Nepali agents made transactions of millions of rupees by involving people in betting through betting apps in different games and other activities launched in the world.
As per the preliminary investigation of the police, they transacted around Rs 600 million in betting at different times, said police.
Dilip Singh, 23, Bhupal Raj Neupane and Nayan Raj Bhandari of Jumla district, Barun Kumar Singh of Sarlahi, Basudev Pandey of Kathmandu and Shivani Tamang of Kavrepalanchowk were found to be involved as betting agents, said Superintendent of Police at the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office, Somendra Singh Rathore.
The District Police Range, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu have started investigation into the case by arresting them.
In the course of investigation by the police, the accused were found to be the agents of 1XBet betting company. It was revealed in the course of investigation that they had used more than 336 SIM cards of different telecom companies. The accused were found involved in betting by opening accounts in digital wallets in the name of different people.
Similarly, eight bank accounts in the name of Dilip, Bhupal Raj and Nayan Raj and two corporate accounts of fake companies in the name of their relatives were also found used for betting transactions. A total Rs 77.787 million was found transacted by the group so far.