Govt to probe illegal matka gambling in the state

The Goa government on Monday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to crack down on “matka gambling” in the state, on directions from the Bombay High Court.

Earlier this year, a PIL was filed by social activist Kashinath Shetye alleging a cooperation between police and matka operators as well as the involvement of politicians.

The SIT will be monitored by by retired High Court Judge A P Lawande, and will be headed by Superintendent of Police Boussette Silva.

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