IPL 2012: Cricket betting scam busted by Chandigarh Police

Chandigarh Police believe that the scam might well be over Rs 1 crore Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Delhi: May 27, 2012

Chandigarh Police which had busted a bookies scam on Tuesday related to Indian Premier League matches unearthed that the operations took place from Delhi.

The scam is worth over Rs 1 crore according to a senior police official. The police have verified over 40 people and arrested six accused in the case over the last three days.

“This is a big nexus and many crucial inter-state links are attached to it. We are still working and collecting evidence against links based in Delhi. This scam was running only through mobile phones and emails; and people from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were placing bets,” said Anil Joshi, deputy superintendent of police (CID), was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

“We are hopeful of arresting the kingpin and other accused in the next two-three days. I cannot divulge further as it could hamper our probe,” he added.

According to sources, all of them belonged to high-profile families and some are leading businessmen, cops, media persons and famous socialites.