Five bookies arrested from residential society in Mohali
Mohali police have recovered two laptops, 12 smartphones, eight keypad phones, and a suitcase phone-loading machine having a set-up of 20 mobile phones from the arrested bookies
The Mohali police arrested five cricket bookies during a drive against unverified tenants at Homeland Heights in Sector 70 on late Monday evening.
The suspects have been identified as Abimanyu, Pawandeep, Himanshu Mahajan, Tahir Mahajan, and Manik Bansal. The alleged mastermind Rubal Mahajan managed to escape. Police have recovered two laptops, 12 smartphones, eight keypad phones, and a suitcase phone-loading machine having a set-up of 20 mobile phones. Police also recovered two cars, a BMW and a Toyota Innova.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sukhnaz Singh said that during a drive to check unverified tenants, the police team searched Homeland Heights housing society and during the checking of tower number 5, some suspicious persons were found in a flat. On probing thoroughly, police discovered they were involved in a cricket betting racket, he said.
Police also registered three FIRs against three flat owners under Section 188 (disobedience to order promulgated by public servant) for not getting the police verification of the tenants. Notices were also issued to 200 owners who had rented their flats just a few days ago. They have to file a reply within 24 hours, failing which FIRs will be registered against them.
Around 100 policemen in support of five teams of anti-riot police conducted checks at 300 flats in Homeland Heights in Mohali.