Son of BJP MP booked for illegal betting

    The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party MP has been booked by police for allegedly betting on IPL matches, local media reports.

    Police reportedly raided the premises of Pravinsinh Chauhan in Mehlol village in Godhra on Sunday, arresting three persons in total for illegal betting.

    Police found some mobile phone handsets, an LCD TV set, and a laptop, collectively worth Rs 1.13 lakh, during the raid.

    “Local Crime Branch sleuths raided the house belonging to Congress member Pravinsinh Chauhan, son of BJP MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan, and arrested three persons for allegedly betting on the ongoing IPL matches. We have registered an FIR today,” said LCB police inspector D J Chavda.

    Pravinsinh however was not in the house during the raid.

    “However, as the premises used for betting belongs to him (Pravinsinh), he is an accused in the case. We have registered an FIR against him and initiated an investigation into his role,” Chavda said.