IPL betting racket busted, one arrested in Delhi

The police conducted a raid during an IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors © IANS

New Delhi: May 17, 2013

Delhi Police Friday claimed to have smashed an IPL betting racket and arrested one person in this connection.

The arrest came following a tip off that one Pawan Arora was allegedly organising betting in his rented house in Rani Bagh during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India. Arora was arrested.

Police said a decoy customer was sent who offered a deal to the accused. At the instance of the decoy, a raid was conducted at Arora’s rented house. Inside the room, the cricket match between Kolkata Night Riders and Pune Warriors which was being telecast live on a Sony TV was being viewed.

“The accused was using one mobile phone line to receive the betting rates from the bookies.

“He was also forwarding the satta rates to his bookies by using 68 parallel mobile phone lines and recording the conversation on other mobile phones,” Ravindra Yadav, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

Arora has allegedly running the racket with the help of his associates, from his rented house, for the last two years.

“He further told us that the other bookies to whom he is providing lines pay him Rs 3000 per month, whereas he is paying Rs 5000 per month to the main bookie and hence earning Rs two lakh as he is having 68 lines for forwarding the rates,” he said.

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