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Two arrested for running betting racket during Indo-Pak ODI

Two arrested for running betting racket during Indo-Pak ODI
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A former MNC employee and a teenager were arrested in north Delhi for allegedly running a cricket betting racket during India and Pakistan one-day international.

Investigators on Monday claimed that the racket had collected bets for about Rs 1 crore for the match played at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Sunday till the time they were caught.

Ashwani Kumar, 40,  and Akshay Chadha, 18, were apprehended from a house in north Delhi’s Pratap Nagar on a tip off, Sindhu Pillai, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), said.

Eight mobile phones, an LCD TV and a laptop were recovered allegedly from them.

‘The match summary report of total betting till the time of the raid was found around Rs 1 crore, she said.

Kumar, a graduate, was working in a multinational company before he allegedly indulged in betting. ‘He likes to lead a lavish life and for this he started running the betting racket,’ she said.

Chadha, who studied upto Class IX, is unemployed and was looking for a job. He came in contact with Kumar and other bookies and got into cricket betting, Pillai said.
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