Over two dozen families’ hard-earned money, totaling over Rs One Crore, was supposed to be fixed deposited at a sub-post office in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, but it all went in vain because of the obsession of a postmaster with IPL (Indian Premier League) cricket betting.
Vishal Ahirwar, the Bina sub-post office postmaster who was detained on May 20 by the Bina Government Railway Police (GRP) and is currently on police custody, confessed to the police about wagering Rs One Crore and more on the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the last two years.
“Vishal Ahirwar, the arrested sub-postmaster, has been charged with cheating and 408 IPC (criminal breach of trust). Based on the results of additional investigations, other sections may be added to the case “Ajay Dhurve, the in-charge of the Bina-GRP police station, told The New Indian Express on Tuesday.
The postmaster had previously worked in a sub-post office in Khimlasa (also in Sagar district) and had been suspended due to allegations of financial irregularities, according to the police officer.