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Delhi Police raid gambling den, six men arrested

Illegal betting and Gambling has been a rampant problem plaguing the country.

Kamran Khan (C) of Rajasthan Royals
IPL team Rajasthan Royals. (Photo by Pal Pillai-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Betting and gambling during IPL is a common phenomenon in the recent years. The problem lies at both micro and macro levels. Teenagers are involved in gambling in schools and high-profile players have been found involved in spot-fixing.

Even the franchise owners are involved in such activities to form a global syndicate. In 2013, three players from Rajasthan Royals were arrested on the charges of spot-fixing. Former Indian Test player S Sreesanth too was arrested which shocked the entire cricketing fraternity. Other than him, a couple of domestic players namely Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also arrested in the process.

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Rajasthan Royals co-owner and husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, was also questioned for involvement in an illegal betting case. The Supreme Court also asked the then BCCI President N Srinivasan to step down from his post. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan were further relegated from the league for two years.

In an exclusive case, N Srinivasan‘s son in law and team Principal of Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan and actor Vindu Dara Singh were also arrested for alleged betting and having links with bookies.

Latest case:

Recently, Delhi Police raided a gamblers den in the Eastern part of Delhi, in Shahadara. Since the police have a zero-tolerance policy towards gambling, six men were arrested for their involvement in betting. Further, two laptops and twenty-two mobile phones were recovered from them. Delhi Police also seized the LCD TVs placed in their den. The officials further confirmed that media will be briefed about the incident later today.

“The Delhi Police has a zero-tolerance policy towards gambling and the arrest happened in the Shahdara region. Six people were arrested, two laptops, 22 mobile phones, and LCDs were seized from the place. The media will be briefed on the issue later in the afternoon,” said the official to TV 18 network.

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