New Delhi, Apr 18: Three persons, including a technician employed with Indian Railways, have been arrested for allegedly betting on IPL matches in southeast Delhi's Greater Kailash area, police said on Tuesday. The three accused - Manbirender Singh, Surender Singh and Monty Narula -were arrested on Monday from a house in Greater Kailash-I , based on a tip-off, said Romil Baaniya, DCP (Southeast).
After police received information about gambling and betting on IPL matches happening at a house, a raid was conducted. The three accused were found listening to running commentary of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab through mobile phones and laptop, and maintaining a record in their diaries, said the officer.
Ten mobile phones were seized from them. One of the accused was on a call with someone who was giving current rates per ball of the match between the two teams, he said.
One laptop was recovered from their possession on which they were maintaining the records of debit/credit of their clients.
Five spiral diaries were also recovered in which they were maintaining the rough record of their clients. One LED TV and one set-up box have also been recovered.
It has emerged during interrogation that the three accused had started betting on IPL matches from this season of the tournament.
Manbirender Singh disclosed that he came to know that there is a huge profit in gambling and betting on IPL matches. He had discussed it with the other accused and they started betting on IPL matches from his house.
Surender Singh works as a technician in Indian Railways while Manbirender is a cloth merchant in Connaught Place.