IPL betting racket busted in south Delhi, four nabbed
The police suspects that the men must have made between Rs 10 and Rs 12 lakh during the betting. The police have, however, not recovered any cash from them.delhi Updated: May 18, 2017 00:25 IST
Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested four people from south Delhi’s Neb Sarai area for their alleged involvement in an IPL betting racket.
According to the police, the suspects — identified as Subhash, Sachin, Gurpreet and Charanjeet — were nabbed red handed while they were placing bets during the IPL playoff match as Mumbai Indians clashed with Pune Supergiants on Tuesday night.
According to the police, they received a tip off about the betting racket around 9am while they were patrolling the area. Following the information, a team of investigators then conducted a raid and apprehended the four men.
“We received an input regarding betting during the IPL cricket match between Mumbai and Pune, following which we planned a raid and four persons were arrested from a house in Krishna Park,” a senior police officer said. “We have also seized 15 mobile phones, one laptop, one TV and some furniture from the men. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against the men,” he added.
lice are now trying to ascertain if the men were a part of a bigger ongoing racket.
“We suspect that they are a part of a bigger racket. So, we are questioning the men in this regard. We are certain that more such men must be operating in groups in other parts of the city,” a senior police officer said.
The police suspects that the men must have made between Rs 10 and Rs 12 lakh during the betting. The police have, however, not recovered any cash from them.
The police have roped in technical experts to go through the seized laptops and mobile phones, “We have sought help from technical experts who are working on the laptop and mobile phones to extract more information. They will be going through the data, including their call list, contacts in their mobile and laptop. We will also access their call detail records to ascertain who all they were in touch with and who all did they contact on that day. Investigations in the matter is on,” a senior police officer said.
First Published: May 18, 2017 00:15 IST