The Delhi Police claim to have busted a betting racket and arrested three persons who used more than 100 cell phones to stay in touch with their customers during Wednesday's IPL encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
A laptop, two TVs, 118 cell phones, 70 cell phone chargers and 100 earphones were found with the trio. The police suspected that two gangs had been operating from Sant Nagar in Burari and Karampura.
The police's crime branch was tipped off that a person having a well-organised set of phone lines is running a betting racket across Delhi and the NCR by giving out betting rates on phone lines.
The police arrested Amit while his partner, Kamal Kumar, the owner of the house from where the gang operated, is absconding. The police said that Amit and Kumar were into betting but later realised that providing betting lines to bookies was more profitable.
"Amit installed the setup and started giving out betting rates to bookies on uninterrupted cell phone lines. He used to charge between R3,000-3,500 for each line," said Sanjay Jain, DCP (crime). The police are trying to find out how Amit and Kumar were able to get so many cell phone connections. "We are probing to find out their clients," Jain added. The members of the second gang - Shyam Arora and Deepak - were arrested from Sant Nagar while they were booking bets for the match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.