Delhi Police arrested two bookies who were organising betting during the Indian Premier League final on Sunday night. The police also recovered 77 mobiles from these two bookmakers Those arrested have been identified as Sunil, 44, from Rohtak of Haryana, and Parvej, 38, from Shamli of Uttar Pradesh, reported IANS.
The duo was operating from their rented flat in east Delhi. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the flat in Kishan Kunj at around 9 p.m. on Sunday, to find the two organising betting on the final match of the IPL tournament.
“While Sunil was attending a phone call, Parvej was writing rates in a diary,” Omvir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East District said. Also Read- IPL 2017: Bitter finale spoils Rising Pune Supergiant’s impressive campaign
Police recovered two diaries which contained transactions of the bookies with their clients, 77 mobile phones, a calculator, a brown briefcase, and a microphone from the flat, Singh added.
Police said they believe that a large network is involved and are investigating the matter.
Similar arrests were made throughout the season. Earlier police arrested seven bookies who were involved in digital gambling racket on an IPL qualifier match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. The racket was allegedly operating from a bar in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, police said.