IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Bookie arrested in suburban Mumbai

Police have arrested four bookies in the last two days © PTI (Representational Photo)

Mumbai: May 17, 2013

One more bookie having links with alleged international cricket betting racket busted two days ago here has been arrested from suburban Bhandup, police said.

The bookie Pravin Behra was caught from his hideout in suburban Bhandup last night and ten mobile phones and a laptop were recovered from him, police said.

On Wednesday, city police had busted an alleged international cricket betting racket and arrested three bookies identified as Ramesh Vyas (52), Pandurang Kadam (41) and Ashok Vyas (32).

After interrogating the trio, Behra was caught, police said.

Ramesh Vyas and his accomplices had allegedly accepted bets on the ongoing IPL cricket matches and used to connect the calls from Pakistan and Dubai to bookies in India.

92 mobile phones, out of which, 32 were exclusively used to get in touch with bookies in Dubai and Pakistan, 18 SIM cards, a television set and a laptop had been seized from the trio, police said.

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