2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered
New Delhi: Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.
Those arrested have been identified as Sunil, 44, from Rohtak of Haryana, and Parvej, 38, from Shamli of Uttar Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided the flat in Kishan Kunj at around 9 p.m. on Sunday, to find the two organising betting on the final match of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.
“While Sunil was attending a phone call, Parvej was writing rates in a diary,” Omvir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East District said.
Police recovered two diaries containing transactions of the bookies with their clients, 77 mobile phones, a calculator, a brown briefcase, and a microphone from the flat, Singh added.
Police said they believe that a large network is involved and are investigating the matter.