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Six held for betting on Indian T20 matches, mobiles recovered

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Faridabad, April 12, 2013
First Published: 00:11 IST(12/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:15 IST(12/4/2013)

Six people have been arrested for betting on Indian T20 cricket matches on Wednesday night.

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All the six were produced before the court here on Thursday.

Acting on a tip off, senior police officers of Faridabad police raided a hotel in Sector 17 late on Wednesday night when an Indian T20 cricket match between Chennai Super-Kings and Kings XI Punjab was going on.

The cops led by ACP Central Hitesh Kumar and SHO of Old Faridabad Vijay Kumar raided the hotel and arrested six people for betting on Indian T20 cricket match.

The cops recovered 34 mobile sets, three television sets, including one LCD TV, some laptops, calculators and a cash amount of Rs. 1 lakh among other items.

The arrested bookies were identified as Vinay Negi, Subhash Sukhia, Sandeep Bhati, Lalit Gandhi-all hailing from Sector 18 - and Praveen Kumar of Bhadarpur and Kapil Miglani of Sayervada, Old Faridabad.

"The betting amount had crossed Rs. 25 lakh, though we recovered Rs. 1 lakh on the spot", Hitesh Kumar, ACP Central said, adding,` All the six were booked under IT Act, Gambling Act and other provisions of IPC'.

The accused were produced before the local court on Thursday and were released on bail.

The SIM cards used in the mobile were issued on fake addresses. The police have intensified vigil in hotels, restaurants and residential localities.


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