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Just before 4th test, Rs 200 crore betting racket busted

Just before 4th test, Rs 200 crore betting racket busted

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Ahead of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval, an online gaming and betting racket has been busted by Ghaziabad police. 
Ahead of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval, an online gaming and betting racket has been busted by Ghaziabad police. 

Ind VS Eng: Just before 4th test, Rs 200 crore gaming, betting racket busted in Ghaziabad: Ahead of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval, an online gaming and betting racket has been busted by Ghaziabad police.

The police arrested seven members of the gang in Ghaziabad on Thursday.

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According to a report in TOI, the gang was operating three websites and duped people of nearly Rs 200 crore in the past four years.

The report further stated that the gang leader was identified as one Bajinder Kumar, who hails from Panipat and has been living in Dubai for the past six years.

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The other members have been identified as Sumit Kumar,Bajinder’s brother, Subash, Gorinder Singh, Sahil, Pradeep Man and Harvinder Singh. The arrested members were sent to judicial custody.

“Bajinder went to Dubai in search of work in2015. There, he formed a gang and started cheating people in India by sending them links to download an online gaming and betting mobile app,” the report stated.

So far, the police have found around 70 bank accounts in which transactions worth Rs 150 crore have been carried out. Talking about the operation, Abhay Mishra, circle officer, Indirapuram said, “The gang would send a link to people on WhatsApp or Telegram promising extra income through games. Once a person clicks a link, they were taken to star345.com and asked to download Rising star, an app where one could place bets and win cash.”

An FIR has been filed under sections 420 (cheating),406 (criminal breach of trust), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for cheating), 471 and 120B of the IPC.

 

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