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Police arrested 2 Bookies in Delhi during IPL final and recovered 77 mobiles

Earlier, Delhi Police had arrested nine people from a high-end hotel in Delhi for running a betting racket during the tournament.

Mumbai Indians celebrate with IPL 2017 trophy trends
Mumbai Indians celebrate with IPL 2017 trophy. (Photo: IANS)

There is something with IPL and betting. Even though several betting rackets are busted every year during the cash-rich league, the menace continues to plague the sport. This time around, police arrested two bookies while they were organising bets during the IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday night, and recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.

The people arrested have been identified as Parvez, 38, from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh and Sunil, 44, from Rohtak, Haryana. The police raided the flat which was in Kishan Kunj area at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, to find the two betting on the final match of the Indian Premier League which was won by the Mumbai Indians by the smallest of margins – 1 run.

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Omvir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East District said: “While Sunil was attending a phone call, Parvej was writing rates in a diary”

77 mobile phones and a diary recovered 

Along with 77 mobile phones, police also recovered two diaries in which the transactions of the bookies with their clients were penned down, and also a calculator, a briefcase, and a microphone. Police said that a large network of bookmakers were involved in the same and it is investigating into the matter.

Earlier, Delhi Police had arrested nine people from a high-end hotel in Delhi for running a betting racket during the tournament. During interrogation, it was found that the accused were involved in betting on cricket matches for years now.

Police also said they were planning to take a vacation after the IPL and made plans to return to the country before the start of the Champions Trophy. “It is also suspected that they were involved in betting on other Indian sporting leagues such as Hockey India League and Indian Super League,” police sources said.

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