IPL 2020: IPL betting racket busted, 17 held in south Delhi raid

Seventeen persons were arrested on charges of gambling and betting, including on IPL cricket matches, in south Delhi’s Devli village, Delhi Police said on Saturday.

Those arrested during the late-night raid on Friday were found betting on the cricket match between Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the IPL Season 2020 and gambling through various other methods like charts and playing cards. The betting module used six sets of walkie-talkies to communicate and keep a tab on the movement of police.

Mobile phones, TV sets with DTH connection for viewing live cricket matches, a wireless Internet router, Rs 81,000 in cash, 10 decks of playing cards, five gambling charts and gambling chits were seized from the accused.

“Three persons were tasked to check the scores of cricket matches and inform betters for revising rates of betting, while others were into gambling and betting through various other means,” DCP South Delhi Atul Thakur said.

A case under Sections 3, 4, 9, and 55 of the Delhi Public Gambling Act, 1955 was registered at the Neb Sarai police station.