Delhi Police cracks four betting syndicates

The rackets were operating in Tri Nagar, Vishnu Garden, Budh Vihar and Palam Colony during the knock-out match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad, Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

Among the 11 arrested, four are property dealers, two are commission agents, a courier agent, a travel operator, a canteen owner, a dog kennel owner and a part time worker.
"Total bets received by the four betting syndicates was around Rs 3.70 crore. Three laptops, 55 mobile phones, a Data Card, four TVs, four calculators and note books have been recovered," Chand said.

At Tri Nagar, three persons -- Ajay Kumar (43), Prehlad Keshwani (38) and Ankur Kumar Bhutani (33) were apprehended. The gang had received bets from the punters worth Rs 1.5 crore. Ajay Kumar and Bhutani are property dealers while Keshwani works as a courier agent with a private company.

Three more persons -- Bimal Kumar (47), Gaurav Sharma (26) and Sanjay Bakshi (36) -- were arrested from Vishnu Garden and they had allegedly received bets from the punters worth Rs. 75 lakh.

Bimal Kumar runs a tour and travel firm while Bakshi runs a dog kennel and breed dogs for a living. Sharma works as a part time with DT Cinemas in Janakpuri.

Another syndicate was smashed in Budh Vihar where two persons were apprehended. Narender Kumar (41) and Suresh Kumar (41), the arrested persons who are property dealers, had received bets from the punters worth Rs 65 lakh.

The fourth betting syndicate was cracked in Palam Colony by arresting three men -- Deepak Pundir (32), Ranjeet Singh Saini (30) and Sachin Gupta (24). They had received bets from the punters worth Rs.80 Lacs. A case under the appropriate sections of the law was registered.

Pundir is running a canteen in Race Course while Saini and Gupta works as commission agents.

"The rates of the odds between the two cricket playing teams originate from outside India. On the basis of that, the bets are taken during the match. After the match is over, profit and losses are calculated by a specifically generated software known as Back N Lay Pro," Chand said.

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