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Two SHOs took Rs 11 lakh to let off six bookies: Probe

IPL Gang of bookies busted by the CIA on Sunday,cops took bribe money the same day.

Written by Ishfaq Naseem | Published: May 17, 2013 1:30:05 am

IPL Gang of bookies busted by the CIA on Sunday,cops took bribe money the same day.

A preliminary police probe report submitted on Thursday has revealed that two station house officers (SHOs) posted at Sector 20,Panchkula,and Mansa Devi police stations had allegedly taken a bribe of Rs 11 lakh to let off six IPL bookies. After the preliminary report established this,the police have ordered a departmental probe into the matter.

According to police sources,investigation by Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP) Purnima Singh found that Surinder Kumar of Sector 20 Police Station and Dinesh Chauhan of Mansa Devi Police Station had reportedly taken money to let off the six bookies. Following this,Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ashwin Shenvi ordered a departmental probe into the matter,in which the two SHOs will be given a chance to be heard in the case.

On Sunday,police had busted two gangs of bookies,who were allegedly roping in people to bet on the outcome of the IPL matches and had in fact put in place an elaborate system to carry out the illegal trade. They had reportedly set up laptops in two rented places and were even maintaining records of the bookies on computers to run the illegal activity.

Sources said that raids were conducted at Mansa Devi Area and in Sector 21 to bust the gang of bookies. However,preliminary probe revealed that on the same day,two police officials laid their hands on the bookies in Sector 20,but let them off after taking a bribe of Rs 11 lakh.

Sources said that the bookies had complained that they knew SHO Chauhan and through him they approached Surinder Kumar,and both took a bribe of Rs 11 lakh.

Sources also said that based on the statements of two complainants,Rajiv Bansal of Sector 20 and Shaveen of Mansadevi Complex,revealed that the two SHOs took the bribe money. Earlier this week,police had ordered probe against Station House Officers (SHOs) of Sector 20 and Mansa Devi police station for taking the bribe,following which they were transferred to the district police lines. DCP Shenvi said that he has ordered a departmental probe into the matter. Sources further said that the bookies had filed a complaint with senior police officials,following which the two police officials were transferred to district police lines.

On Sunday,the gang was busted by the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA),and apart from laptops,Rs 1.2 lakh was also recovered from their possession.

‘Won’t file separate case in IPL spot fixing’

CHANDIGARH: Following the arrest of three cricketers in a case of alleged spot fixing,Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said,“We will not be registering a separate case with regard to the alleged spot fixing that took place in one of the IPL matches played in Mohali. However,we will provide all possible assistance required by the Delhi Police during investigation”.

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