Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI: Delhi police arrests 11 people for betting
The Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday had busted a racket of betting and arrested 11 persons involved with it during the third one day international match between India and Australia.
Around two crores of betting had been placed in that occasion. Police seized 70 mobile phones, two TVs, registers and seven laptops.
According to police sources, Hemanth Jain (alias Paras, 41 years), Praveen Kumar (alias JC Jain, 41 years) and Mukesh Kumar (alias Manoharlal, 40 years) were running the betting racket through mobile app.
Police also told that information was received that a person called Rakesh Jain was using the first floor of his Subzi Mandi residence in north Delhi for betting on cricket matches and gambling. The accused was also charging Rs 50 per person as entry fee to his house.
“On receiving secret information on October 4, Model Town Police Station formed a team which conducted raid at the Old Gupta Colony here at around 1:30 am. During the raid, 22 bookies were arrested red-handed while gambling with the playing cards,” Police said as quoted by ANI.
”The organizer and the main accused, Ashreet Singh was found previously involved in online betting during the second one day International Cricket Match between India and Australia,” the police statement further added.
“Three sets of playing cards and Rs 7,23,500 in cash were seized during the raid. This racket was found active a few days ago,” Police added.
India secured a seven-wicket win in the match and clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 against Australia.
Delhi: Cricket betting racket busted by Crime Branch; 11 persons arrested, 70 mobile phones, 2 TVs, registers and 7 laptops recovered. Bets worth Rs. 2 crores were placed on yesterday’s India-Australia match played at Bengaluru
— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2020