IPL gambling racket busted in Delhi, 6 arrested

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New Delhi, May 22 : Delhi Police has busted an Indian Premier League (IPL) gambling racket and arrested six people in connection, an official said on Sunday. The accused were identified as Rahul Garg (30), Kunal Garg (30), Sanjeev Kumar (50), Ashok Sharma (51), Dharmatma Sharma (46) and Kanhaiya (21). Furnishing details, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) Sameer Sharma said a tip-off was received on May 15 that gambling activities on the IPL cricket matches were going on at Chander Vihar, Phase-III, Nihal Vihar and if timely raid be conducted they can be arrested red-handed. Subsequently, a police team was constituted which investigated and found that gambling was being done in one building in the aforesaid area. Thereafter, the team raided the said premises in which six people were found gambling using Laptops and other electronic devices. "All of them were apprehended," DCP Sharma said. From the spot, the police seized two laptops, three internet routers, two LED TV's, voice recorders, call merger microphones, Rs 74,740 in cash, 10 mobile phones, two notebooks having record of gambling and one suitcase gambling device in which five mobile phones were attached. The police have registered an FIR under section 3, 4, 9 and 55 of the Gambling Act at Nihal Vihar police station and arrested all the accused persons. Further probe is on. /IANS




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