Sources claim that the arrested bookies were involved in betting on Friday's IPL match between CSK and RR.
In a major raid at a flat in JP Greens, Noida Extension on Friday evening, the UP Special Task Force (UP-STF) arrested three men for allegedly running an online betting exchange linked to the Indian Premier League.
A fourth person was arrested from Greater Noida, who was involved in transfer of money. Twenty-one lakh rupees were recovered from the accused.
The four accused were identified as Shyam Vohra, Shailesh, Ankit Agarwal and Jatin. Vohra, Shailesh and Agarwal belong to Agra had rented a flat in the eleventh floor of JP Greens. On, the other hand, the fourth accused has been identified as Jatin and belongs to Sonepat.
Sources claim that these bookies were betting on Friday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Summer Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). As per officials, hundreds of customers in Delhi-NCR and other areas can be connected with these bookies. Shyam Vohra is the alleged mastermind of the betting racket and has also been allegedly involved in similar betting activities during the past few years.
Rajkumar, circle officer, STF Noida said that the raids were jointly conducted by STF teams from Lucknow and Greater Noida apart from the Kasna police personnel. Along with the cash, officials also recovered forty mobiles, three laptops, two Wi-Fi modems, three LED TVs, one printer along with other items used to facilitate the alleged betting activities by reaching out to potential customers online.
"The arrested members were caught red-handed through a mobile app while taking bets. The department is on the lookout for other operatives and similar hideouts,” Rajkumar said.
“The main center of the betting syndicate is believed to be in Delhi while some other regional centers might be operating from Greater Noida. Some other brances of the syndicate might be operating from smaller places In Delhi-NCR and other areas of UP,” Rajkumar added.