Recently the Ahmedabad crime branch arrested two bookies for their alleged role in betting on IPL Cricket matches. Now it has been reported that the Delhi Police’s crime branch has busted a betting syndicate for IPL cricket matches.
With the arrest of a mechanical engineer and three others, the Delhi police’s crime branch claimed to have busted a betting syndicate in the Rohini area of outer Delhi. According to the police, 40 mobile phones, one television, one mobile signal booster, one laptop, a printer and a voice recorder have been recovered in the raid.
On a tip-off that betting will be placed on IPL cricket match between Sunrises Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians on 30 April, a raid was conducted and the accused were arrested. They have been identified as Rakesh Sethi, Bantu Nagpal, Sanjay Hasija and Vishu Sethi.The police said that the accused were accepting bets in person as well as through mobile phones. They were also providing lines to several other bookies.
Three mobiles phones were being used as “dabba” to broadcast rates to the bookies. The betting amount of the match till the time of the raid was Rs 25 lakh and the gang has so far accepted betting amount to the tune of Rs 1 Crore in the ongoing IPL season, according to the police.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that earlier they used to put bets on cricket matches and subsequently they decided to work as bookies as well as to provide betting lines to small bookies.
“They were earlier operating from Sonipat in Haryana but the local police got suspicious about their activities so they decided to shift to Rohini area to run their operations in rented premises so that their activities remain unnoticed in a new locality,” the cops said. Rakesh Sethi, the kingpin works as mechanical engineer in a private firm.