New Delhi, May 10: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have launched a major search operation in Gurgaon in connection with a betting racket.
The ED launched the search operations after getting information about a major betting scandal during the ongoing Indian Premier League.
ED officials told OneIndia that the betting syndicate is a major one and four locations are being raided and a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been registered.
A Pakistan link:
Several persons connected with this scandal were in touch with a Pakistani operative.
They were placing their bets on an illegal site based in the United Kingdom. These persons who have been involved in various betting scams were operating in four different locations since the start of the IPL.
Recently the ED had busted a Rs 4000 crore betting scandal emerging out of Vadodra. Officials say it is too early to say that the two cases are connected but they would verify the same.
Gurgaon a hub:
Gurgaon has slowly become a hub of betting. Several fly by night bookies have found to be operating from here.
These persons were transacting money through a person based out of Karol Bagh in Delhi. Investigations and search operations to track two persons from Karol Bagh who were doing the money transactions in favour of these bookies is on.