The local police claimed to have busted cricket betting racket with the arrest of seven bookies who were allegedly accepting bets on cricket matches on Sunday.The police have recovered mobile phone, cash and other gazettes from the accused.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP), crime, Jaswinder Singh, said acting on a tip-off, inspector Rajan Parminder Singh, incharge at CIA staff-1, had conducted a raid at a house on Chandigarh road on Sunday and caught six accused red-handed while accepting bets on T20 cricket match being played between Austraila and Pakistan.
The accused have been identified as Amit Malhotra alias Tikka of Janakpuri; Jatinder Singh alias Honey of Khurana Colony, Bhamiyan road; Sanjay Kumar of Daresi Road; Vaibhav Verma alias Vishu of Joshi Nagar of Haibowal; Amit Kumar of New Madhopuri and Rajesh Chopra alias Rahul of Guru Nanak Dev Nagar of Haibowal.
The police have recovered one mini telephone exchange, 29 mobile phones, two recorders, one laptop, one data card, a charger, 17 copies, a television set and rs1.15 lakh. A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Gambling Act has been registered against the accused at the Division Number 7 police station.
In yet another case, the sleuths of CIA staff-1 conducted a raid at a house in Inderpuri area and arrested one member of the gang for allegedly accepting bets on cricket matches.
The arrested accused has been identified as Beeru Kumar of Prem Nagar, while the other two, who managed to flee the spot, were Aashu Katyal and Tona, both residents of of Inderpuri area.
The police have recovered rs15,000, one laptop, 10 mobile phones, six copies, six chargers and calculators from the accused. A case has been registered against the accused at the Division Number 7 police station under various sections of the IPC and Gambling Act.
The ACP said the accused had procured mobile connections using fake names and identification proofs. The police had been investigating the past criminal records of the accused, he added.