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Bookies handled transactions from Dubai, Pakistan: Oshiwara Police

‘Three men, who were held on Friday, worked for a bookie who had international links’

The three bookies arrested by the Oshiwara police on Friday had allegedly been handling transactions from Pakistan and Dubai for an international-level bookie who was arrested in Malad a month ago, police sources said on Saturday.

On Friday, the Oshiwara police had arrested three accused identified as Zameer Mistry (25), Narendra Hariya (48), and Mahindra Jain (39). According to the investigating officers, the accounts of the three men reflected transactions related to betting of matches. The trio were arrested after the police traced their bank accounts from which they had exchanged money with the account of Hitesh Jain, son of Jayantibhai Jain alias Jayanti Malad who is a “known face in the country’s betting circle”.

Subhash Vele, senior inspector at Oshiwara police station, said, “We called the trio in the police station for investigation on Friday and arrested them after confirming their involvement in the betting racket.”

Officers said that all their bank accounts were frozen and the police were trying to ascertain the identities of the people from the two countries who had given them money. They were also investigating if the arrested trio had been involved in accepting bets from other countries, the officers added.

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The police officers have found that the bookies were using around 70 mobile phones and three laptops. They have also recovered cash and 40 kg of silver from the apartment. “The three men had been using these mobile phones to make international calls,” said Vele. While Mistry lives in Bhuleshwar, Hariya is a resident of Dombivali and Jain resides in Khetwadi area in Charniroad.

A raid was conducted in December after Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a tip-off about the betting racket in a posh society in Malad (east) under the jurisdiction of Kurar police station. Following Maria’s instruction, a special squad of policemen raided the Manohar apartment in Malad (east) and arrested Jayanti Malad seizing Rs 17 lakh cash, LCD screens, laptops and several mobile phones from the apartment.

The police officers have found that the bookies were using around 70 mobile phones and three laptops. They have also recovered cash and 40 kg of silver from the apartment. “The three men had been using these mobile phones to make international calls,” said Vele. While Mistry lives in Bhuleshwar, Hariya is a resident of Dombivali and Jain resides in Khetwadi area in Charniroad.

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A raid was conducted in December after Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a tip-off about the betting racket in a posh society in Malad (east).

Following Maria’s instruction, a special squad raided the Manohar apartment in Malad (east) and arrested Jayanti Malad seizing Rs 17 lakh cash, LCD screens, laptops and several mobile phones from the apartment.

First published on: 25-01-2015 at 12:11:26 am
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