Delhi Police Wednesday arrested former MP D P Yadav in a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) case registered against him last year in connection with a betting racket that was busted in north-east Delhi’s Bhajanpura area.
Yadav, also a former UP government minister, was brought to Delhi from Uttarakhand on a production warrant Tuesday and arrested. He had been lodged in the Uttarakhand jail in connection with a separate case. Yadav was produced at Karkardooma Court Wednesday from where he was sent to 10-days police custody.
DCP (north-east district) A K Singla confirmed that they have arrested Yadav in the MCOCA case was registered on November 27 last year and are now investigating the case.
The betting racket was busted in Bhajanpura area in August last year and 10 persons were arrested.
“Yadav was booked under MCOCA after two of the arrested accused, identified as Roshan Lal Verma, a rickshaw puller and Amarnath Bajaj, who runs a tea shop at Kashmere Gate, told the police that the gambling syndicate in Delhi, NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and UP was being run by the former MP from inside the jail. They had told the police that they paid him Rs 2 lakh everyday from their centres,” sources told The Indian Express.
Talking about the modus operandi, then DCP (north-east), Venu Bansal, said: “The syndicate allegedly worked with the help of a computer software and the clients used to place bets on random numbers. The winner was promised 90 times the value of his bet. The syndicate worked in three shifts of eight hours every day and there used to be one winner in every shift. The syndicate was operating out of a rented building in an isolated spot in Bhajanpura in the garb of a call centre”.