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Cricket betting racket busted in Delhi

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 20:30 IST

With the willow season in full swing in India, thanks to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, Delhi Police have busted an illegal betting racket, the second in two days, with the arrest of three people.

Police raided a house in Rohini area in northwest Delhi Friday on a tip-off and apprehended the three people while they were allegedly engaged in betting on the Champions Trophy match between South Africa and Pakistan.

The amount involved was Rs2 million ($44,000).

"One automatic voice recorder, one colour TV with remote, four mobile phones and two notebooks were recovered from them, which were being used in betting," police said in a statement on Saturday.

A case was filed under Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Gambling Act at the Prashant Vihar police station. The accused have been identified as Subhash Chander, Raj Kumar and Kamal Kumar.

This first betting racket was also busted in Rohini and involved the match between India and the West Indies.

A similar raid in nearby Shalimar Bagh on Oct 15 - when India were playing England - led to the arrest of two people, both in their mid-twenties.