Delhi Police have arrested one Amit Dhawan who used to provide phone lines to bookies during cricket matches and recovered over 100 phones from his possession. Police said Dhawan was in touch with 200-300 bookies and they used to contact their clients through phone lines provided by him.
“A laptop, a data card, 103 mobile phones, 100 mobile chargers, 100 earphone leads and a Colour TV were recovered from him. He had a well-organised set up of phone lines coming from abroad via Jaipur and was running a betting racket all over Delhi and NCR by providing current betting rates to bookies in north India,” Ashok Chand DCP (crime) said.
“He was found providing lines to 200-220 bookies through 99 mobile handsets by using conference facilities,” Chand added.
“He keeps changing his location of operation to avoid detection. He charged R3,000-3,500 for each line,” he said.