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Three arrested in IPL betting rackets

May 18, 2012 19:43 IST

Delhi Police claimed to have smashed two betting rackets during Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab with the arrest of three persons and recovery of cash and other articles.

In the first incident, Hemant Malik (32) was apprehended from Karol Bagh on Thursday while he was allegedly taking bets on Chennai Super KingĀ–Kings XI Punjab IPL Cricket Match.

Two mobile phones, a television set, a calculator, satta slips, and cash of Rs 27,500 and other articles were recovered from his possession.

Acting on a specific information that the racket was being conducted from a shop in Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh, police sent a decoy to place a bet.

"Negotiation for placing the bet was made by the decoy and the police team was informed which immediately raided the premises and apprehended one accused person and seized various articles," a senior police official said.

Malik disclosed that he was indulging in this illegal trade for last about 3-4 years and he used to take 'bets' through his mobile phone.

"The bets were placed by various individuals as per the stage of match. Subsequently, on conclusion of the match the bets were accounted for and thereafter on the following day the actual transaction of cash was done as per loss /profit of the individuals," the official said.

In the second case, two persons -- Parkash Yadav (30) and Sanjay Dubey (29) -- were apprehended from north Delhi's New Chandrawal locality on a tip off.

The match summary report of total betting till the time of the raid was found between Rs 14-15 lakh. Nine mobiles and a TV were seized by police during raids.

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