Another betting syndicate busted in Delhi

With the arrest of three persons, Delhi Police claimed to have busted another betting syndicate, the fifth such incident after the cricket World Cup began ten days ago.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 18:56 PM IST

New Delhi: With the arrest of three persons,
Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted another betting
syndicate, the fifth such incident after the cricket World Cup
began ten days ago.

"The gang was busted in Wazirpur village in Ashok Vihar
yesterday when the trio were allegedly indulging in betting
during the day-night match between Sri Lanka and Kenya," Ashok
Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

"A laptop, 12 mobile phones, a TV, four note books and
four data cards were recovered from them," he said.
The arrested persons have been identified as Navjeet
Singh (29), Shailesh Payal Kalu (34) and Karan Singh Chadha
(28).

"While Singh assists his father in running a transport
company in Azadpur, Kalu is in the business of sale of tyres
near Novelty Cinema in Lahori Gate and Chadha assists his
father, who is an architect, in his business," Chand said.

This is the fifth betting syndicate to be busted in Delhi
since the World Cup matches began, he said.

On February 28, five property dealers were arrested for
allegedly running a betting racket in East of Kailash area.
They were not placing bets directly but bets were being placed
on their behalf by 32 bookies at different places in Delhi.
In yesterday`s case, Chand said, the gang had received
bets from punters to the tune of Rs one crore.

"The modus operandi of the betting was that the rate of
the odds between the two cricket playing teams originated from
outside India. On the basis of that, the bets are taken during
the match.

"After the match is over, profit and loses are calculated
by a specifically generated software known as `Back N Lay
PRO`. The rates keep fluctuating with the fall of wickets and
the number of runs scored," Chand said.

The laptop was used by them for data entry management
while mobile phones were used for getting the rates of the
odds on the match and for taking bets from the punters.

The recording facility on the mobile phone is used for
keeping records of the bets placed by the punters, Chand said,
adding, one set of mobile phones were specifically used for
receiving the rates of betting which fluctuate ball by ball.

"Apart from receiving rates on telephone, they also
received the rates on internet for which they used data cards.
The data for betting was also maintained manually on the
notebooks as a backup," he said.

PTI