The IPL which is almost about to come to an end this season has seen a lot of controversies in its short history and the BCCI has come up with an Enforcement Directorate to take care of corruption within the hierarchy of the league.
The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches within the nation in places like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai in connection with money laundering and betting on cricket matches in the IPL. Thane and Gurgaon are among other places searched by the Directorate from their office in Ahmedabad.
Sources close to the agency said that the searches were aimed at high profile active betting links to the IPL. These raids are an extension of the raids already taken place earlier in the month. A team of over 30 people are working over this agency from Ahmedabad and the source also said that action was already being taken on people who acted as bookies for the ongoing season of the league.
The searches in the nation’s capital have already yielded 26 lakhs and host of hard drives and mobile phones which are accessories to the scam. The agency has already busted a racket in Gujrat and has also caught two people suspected in money laundering to the range of almost 4,000 crore.
The accused had been earlier charged under Section 418 (cheating), Section 419 (punishment for cheating), Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), Section 467 (forgery of valuable security), Section 471 (using forged document as genuine) along with Section 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.