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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

IPL betting racket busted, 7 arrested


IPL betting racket busted, 7 arrested

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 15

The police on Monday busted Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket betting racket active in the city and arrested seven bookies.

The accused have been identified as Mukesh Kumar (42) of Krishna Nagar, Atul Kumar (22) of Mohalla Gobindgarh, Sumit Nayyar (31) of Gobind Nagar, Arun Sharma (32) of Madhuban Colony, Sukhpal Singh (35) of Hardev Nagar, Kirti Goswami (31) of BT Colony, Ghas Mandi, and Prince Puri (30) of Krishan Nagar.

The police have recovered 18 mobile phones fitted in two briefcases, chargers, two laptops, two microphones, speakers, cars (PB08-CW-2340) (PB08-DS-0240) and Rs 23,000 from their possession.

Addressing a press conference, Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said acting on a tip-off, a team of CIA-I laid a trap near Wariana Adda and nabbed the accused.

He said that the racket was being operated by Mukesh along with others and they had registered themselves with a UK-based company Betacular.com, where betting was legal, by paying Rs 10,000 in January this year and downloaded a mobile application bettingassistantibook.

Bhullar said Mukesh, who was basically a car dealer, headed the racket and had links with Delhi-based operators. A case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and Gambling Act was registered against them at the Basti Bawa Khel police station.

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