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Cops bust two cricket betting rackets in Delhi, 6 held


Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Delhi Police has arrested six people for running cricket betting rackets in two separate operations at Rohini and Shakti Nagar, officials said on Sunday.
Those arrested were Sandeep (40), Pankaj (35), Arun (31), Rajeev Sachdeva (52), Amit (31) and Deepak Gupta (38), they added.
Four laptops, 26 mobile phones, two LED TV sets and calculators were seized during the operations, the police said.
"Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid at Shakti Nagar Extension on Thursday and arrested Deepak Gupta and Rajeev Sachdeva, while they were taking bets on the World Cup match between India and West Indies," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajiv Ranjan said.
They had taken a flat on rent in Shakti Nagar for running the betting racket, the officer said, adding that while Gupta worked as a property dealer, Sachdeva had a puncture-repairing shop.
In another operation, the police raided a house in Rohini Sector-2 on Friday and arrested Sandeep, Pankaj, Arun and Amit while they were placing bets on the World Cup match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, the ACP said.
Sandeep and Pankaj were scrap dealers, while Arun ran a mobile phone shop and Amit worked at a private firm, the officer said.
They were running the racket for the last year-and-a-half, the police said.

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 7:20 PM IST

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