The Indian Premier League (IPL) has suffered many setbacks because of match-fixing in their ten-year long journey, and the saga seems to continue. Fortunately, no cricketer is involved in the latest betting racket. Delhi Police has arrested four men for allegedly running an IPL betting racket in northeast Delhi’s Gokalpuri area on Sunday.
Police said they had received information that a few people were running the racket from Chand Bagh area.
The police then waited and gathered more information before raiding the house from where the gang was operating.
The Delhi police raided the house in Chand Bagh area on Saturday and found the accused placing bets on the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
“The four accused Rajesh Sharma (48), Azad (39), Arif alias Soni (24) and Mohd Salman (28) – were watching the match “live” on a big LCD screen in the house”, said Atul Kumar Thakur, (deputy commissioner of police)
The DCP said the police also recovered eight mobile phones, an LCD TV, a laptop computer, two registers and slips which were being used for betting. Cash amounting Rs 30,000 also recovered from their possession.
The accused revealed they started betting on IPL matches to earn easy money. He also added the cash was collected in advance as token money.