Thursday 13 August 2020

Mohali Police nabs 3 bookies for fraudulent telecast of matches

- Posted on 06 July 2020

S.A.S. Nagar, July 6: In a major success, the District Police led by the SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal has 3 bookies who were involved in not only betting but were also indulging in playing fraud with the public by organizing the cricket matches in village Swara but were showing these as being held in Sri Lanka.

Disclosing this here today, the SSP said that a case in this regard was registered on 02-07-20 u/s 420, 120-B IPC, 13A,-3-67 G. Act at Police Station Sadar in Kharar against Pankaj Kumar Arora and others.

During the investigation by the SP (Rural), S.A.S. Nagar Ravjot Kaur Grewal, DSP Circle Kharar Pall Singh and SHO, and Police Station Sadar, Kharar Inspector Sukhbir Singh, it was revealed that the accused Pankaj Kumar Arora in league with his accomplice Goldy, booked the ground of stoker cricket academy in village swara from 29-6-20 to 5-7-20 and formed 4 teams and held a cricket series named UVA-T 20-Premier League. The said league was held in swara village but was shown as being held in Sri Lanka and  relayed on various social media apps such as fancode APP, Diamond, Sky, Lotus, Tenbet, Spin, Punjab Exchange, for the purpose of earning huge amounts of money through betting.

The investigation of the case also lead to the arrest of accused Rajesh Garg alias Raju Kalia and 2 laptops, 5 mobile phones were recovered from his possession and 2 mobile phones were recovered from Pankaj Kumar Arora. The further interrogation of these two resulted in the arrest of Ravinder Singh Dandiwal. It was also revealed that he organized such fraudulent tournaments for many years in Mohali, Amritsar and Bhopal after forming a club named Cricket Club of India (CCI) in 2009. He also had links with various other big fishes in the world of betting. Further investigations in the case are on.

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