International betting racket busted in Noida, 2 cops suspended

Thirty-one people were arrested for allegedly placing bets and two policemen, who have been accused of supporting the activity, have been suspended with immediate effect.

Published: 22nd August 2017 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NOIDA: Thirty-one people were today arrested here as the police claimed to have busted a betting racket, which was allegedly being operated from Dubai and had the "support" of local policemen.

The racket was being run from a house in Atta area in Sector 20 of Noida, a senior police officer said.

Thirty-one people were arrested for allegedly placing bets and two policemen, who have been accused of supporting the activity, have been suspended with immediate effect, Senior Superintendent of Police Love Kumar said.

The policemen suspended include the Atta police station in-charge Dharmendra Sharma and constable Mahendra, the SSP said, adding a departmental inquiry has been launched.

Betting slips and around Rs one lakh were seized from the house this evening and allegedly the racket was being operated from Dubai, he said.

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