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6 held for betting during India-SA ODI

delhi Updated: Jan 24, 2011 16:22 IST

Six persons were arrested in New Delhi for allegedly indulging in betting during the One Day International between India and South Africa on Friday.

The gang was using website www.betfair.com for obtaining the latest fluctuating rates for the stake and betting on the cricket match, Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer), said.

Stake money worth Rs 72,000 was recovered from the house in Rohini Sector 16 in Outer Delhi.

The arrested have been identified as Rajiv Sharma (40), Dharambir Singh (37), Suraj (36), Anil Kumar (46), Vishal Dual (38) and Gagan (28).

A decoy was sent with Rs 1,000 to participate in the betting.

During interrogation, she said, the accused told the police that they were running the racket and were booking the stakes through mobile phones by recording the entries in laptop, registers and note pads.

"They were using website www.betfair.com for obtaining the latest fluctuating rates for the stake and betting on the cricket match," Sharma said.

Rajiv Sharma deals in sale of second hand cars and was arrested earlier for the same offence. He has good knowledge of operating computer, software and websites.

Singh runs a school uniform shop while Suraj runs a second hand car sale shop.