The Criminal Investigation Agency of the district police arrested seven bookies during the India-New Zealand cricket match at PCA stadium on Sunday. The accused have been identified as Rakesh Verma, a resident of West Mumbai; Afzal a native of Maharshtra; Gobind Sardana and Mukesh Kumar, both residents of Hisar; Sunil and Sushil, both residents of Gujrat; and Deepak Singh, a resident of Delhi.
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The accused have been produced in a court and sent to police custody. Police also recovered 15 cellphones from the accused.
The police said they received an information that some bookies were present inside the stadium, following which they laid a trap and arrested all the accused while they were coming out of the stadium.
The police said the accused were in touch with their bosses throughout the match and informing them about the fours and sixes that the players were hitting and their bosses were in turn fixing the prices of a bet. The accused were getting Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per match for providing the information to their bosses.
The accused were booked under section 420 (cheating) of IPC and Section 13A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act.
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