Three betting rackets smashed, 11 arrested

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 21:05

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday claimed to
have smashed three rackets allegedly involved in betting
during the Asia Cup cricket final between Bangladesh and
Pakistan, including one operating from a car.

Eleven people were arrested in connection with this,
police said.

Kanwal Jeet Singh (32), Nawal Kishore (25) and Boby
Sharma (26) were apprehended from Moti Nagar yesterday while they were allegedly indulging in betting in a car, V
Renganathan, Additional Commissioner of Police (West), said.

Singh told police that he came in touch with an alleged
bookie Boby Gujral and entered the world of betting.

"They wanted to become rich in a short period and were
dreaming to be gig names in the illegal activity. In the
beginning, they started betting in a house but there feared
police raid so they made a plan of running betting racket from a car," Renganathan said.

In another case, Virender Singh (38), Sombir Singh (27)
and Tushar (28) were arrested from Pul Prahladpur and a laptop and TV and five mobile phones were recovered from them, Ajay Chaudhury, Additional Commissioner of Police (South-East), said.

"The modus operandi of the betting is 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 specifically generated software known as "Back
`N` Lay Professional".

"The rates keep fluctuating with the fall of wickets and
the runs scored. The laptop is used by them for data entry
management. The mobile phones are 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," Chaudhury said.

In the third case, Om Parkash (40), Mohit Sharma (24),
Rahul Gupta (31), Naresh Kumar (32) and Satish Singh (25) were arrested from Paharganj.

Nineteen mobile phones, two laptops, one TV and three
notebooks were recovered from them.

"Om Parkash told us that about two months back, he had
met one Neeraj Jain who offered to assist him in his betting.

Jain is a big `satta` (betting) operator and introduced him to
one Rahul Gupta mentioning that he will provide the rates from Mumbai.

"Further, they also convinced him that entire operation
is done through mobile phones and chances of getting trapped by police is minimal," D C Srivastava, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central), said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 21:05

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