A city court on Friday granted bail to eight persons arrested in connection with betting on cricket matches.

The CB-CID police had arrested eight persons — Harish Bajaj, S. Virudhachalam alias Vedachalam, Deepak Bajaj, Prasanth M. Paun, Lucky alias Narpath, Pappu alias Praveen Kumar, Sunil Bajanlal and Raja — for betting on IPL matches.

Last week, the XI Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Saidapet, had dismissed their bail petitions.

But they filed fresh petitions this week and on Friday, XI Metropolitan Magistrate, B. Saravanan, granted them bail.

The magistrate also directed each of them to execute a bond of Rs. 10,000 with two sureties each for a like sum. They were asked to appear before the CB-CID every day until further orders.

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