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BETTING ON WORLD CRICKET CUP: DELHI CRIME BRANCH NABBED TWO BOOKIES

June 26, 2019 11:18 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

It is often noticed that Cricket betting rackets becomeactive during the Cricket World Cup season. Working on various inputs, the AHTU,Crime Branch has busted a Cricket betting racket, which was being run from MotiNagar area. Two ‘bookies’ have been arrested in this regard. 12 mobile phones, 15 SIM cards, 2 laptops, LED TV, Calculator etc havebeen recovered from their possession. 

Around Rs. 35 Lakhs stake money had already been placed by punters for the cricket match between Afghanistan Vs Bangladeshat the time of arrest.Arrested accused identified as  Kunal age 25 years r/o Rani Bagh, Delhi and Salman age 24 years r/o Fateh Nagar, TilakNagar, Delhi.   

Around Rs. 35 Lakhs stake money had already been placed by punters for the cricket match between Afghanistan Vs Bangladeshat the time of arrest.Arrested accused identified as  Kunal age 25 years r/o Rani Bagh, Delhi and Salman age 24 years r/o Fateh Nagar, TilakNagar, Delhi.   

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, IPS, ACP, said, on June 24, information was received by HC Jasbir Singh of AHTU, Crime Branchthat a Cricket betting racket was being run from Moti Nagar area. A team led bySub Insp. Dheeraj and Sub Insp Virender Tyagi comprising of ASIs Sanjay, HCJasbeer Cts Ravinder, Manish, Rajesh under close supervision of ACP SurenderGulia to nab the culprits.

A trap was laid and both accused persons, Kunal andSalman were apprehended from Moti Nagar,Delhi. Total 12 mobile phones, 15 SIM cards, 2laptops, LED TV, Registers etc were seized from their possession. The ‘bookies’had already taken bets worth more than Rs. 35 lakhs of stake money on the ongoingcricket match between Afghanistan Vs Bangladesh.It was found that the betting rates ofthe match were being received in a social media group. Payment of the stakemoney was also being taken through digital wallet. Both the accused persons werearrested in case FIR No. 181/19 u/s 3/4 DPG Act PS Crime Branch. 

During interrogation both the accused persons disclosed that they had been running the cricket betting racket sincethe past 2 years. They had taken the flat in Moti Nagar on a monthly rent forthis purpose . Kunal used to work in a Call Center but has now left his job.Salman is unemployed. Further investigation in the case is on. 

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