Tamil Nadu Premier League betting racket busted in Delhi, three arrested

Delhi Police has busted a high tech betting racket, who was betting on matches of Tamil Nadu Premier League.

Published: 12th August 2017 05:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 07:54 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has busted a high tech betting racket, who was betting on matches of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) . A professional Bookie identified as Vinod Sharma and two others have been arrested while playing betting on Karikudi vs Ruby match of Tamil Nadu Premiere League from east Delhi. According to Crime Branch of Delhi police, during the raid taken place on Friday, 13 cell phones, 02 laptops, 03 LCD TV and other articles have been seized. The betting was made on a match of Karaikudi vs Ruby of Tamil Nadu Premiere League. A total of around Rs 4 Cr transaction was made by them as betting amount.

“This racket basically works through online and mobile basis. All voice calls of punters/ customers were recorded automatically in cell phones as well as in laptops too, through recording software. Also they use betting software to maintain their accounts and records. This software exists for one year and the whole data saved automatically,” DCP Crime Branch Madhur Verma said,

“They entered the figure in the software in numeric points form like 1570.08 for showing the less amount and to gain sympathy that they are small bookies, but in actual this amount is 1,57,008 Rs. They also used applications like Greek toys, Crick app, Fancy gate, voice recording etc,” Verma added.

Cops are claiming that accused used to go online websites www.bet365.com www.betfare.com www.sportsindex.com for checking the rates/ bhaav of matches. These websites are easily available online to assist the bookies. Brother of main accused was arrested in IPL Match fixing by Enforcement Directorate.

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