5 arrested for running IPL betting racket in west Delhi

Five people were arrested for allegedly running a gambling racket on an IPL match in a house in west Delhi's Raja Garden area, police said today.

The arrests were made yesterday after Inspector Anil Kumar, station house officer of the Kirti Nagar Police Station, received an information about the betting.

A police team raided the spot. On reaching there, the premises was found to be covered with iron grills and gates. The rooftop was also covered with iron grills. The police team had to crawl beneath the grill to enter the premises, the police said.

Five men, identified as Charanjeet Yadav (25), Roshan (21), Honey (29), Gaurav (25) and Mohit (21) were nabbed.

An amount of Rs 2.80 lakh, two high-end cars, a laptop, an LED TV screen, a recorder, five wallets and nine cell phones were seized from the spot.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that they were running the racket for the last four months and used to distribute the profits on weekly basis.

They revealed that they were taking bets on the match between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings per ball/per over from a person over phone and further gave them to punters.

Whatever the customer would bet they would feed it into the laptop as well as on the recorders and collect the money from the callers on the next day, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar said.

The collections were being made on a daily basis.

The accused were running the racket in the garb of a coaching centre. Police will question the owner of the property to ascertain whether he was aware about the racket being run on his premises, the police said.

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