Seven people from New Delhi have been arrested by police for their alleged involvement in an online cricket betting during the second One-Day International between India and Australia on Thursday (September 21). According to a report in PTI, the police came to know about some men who were allegedly betting on the match on Friday before they raided a house where the accused were stationed.
The accused have been identified as Sumit Malhotra (30), Ashprit Singh (25), Anubhav Anand (22), Sumit Singh Sachdeva (22), Satnam Singh (38), Sachin Sehgal (36) and Gagandeep (31), said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere.
Dumbere further said that a hefty amount of Rs 1,95,535 was on stake when the police conducted the raid. The police also seized Rs 27,570, 12 mobile phones, three laptops among many other things. The senior police official also said that the amount won by the people used to get disbursed the day after the match with the help of their associates. The accused were running the betting scam online as well through their mobile phones.
The DCP also revealed that three of the seven accused- Malhotra, Ashprit and Satnam had also installed an online betting software named ‘Betting Assistance’ on their laptops which showed rates, timings and preferences of people participating in the betting.
Meanwhile, India are leading the five-match series 2-0. After winning the first game by 26 runs (DLS method), the Men in Blue thrashed the world champions by 50 runs in the second game to go two up in the series. Batting first, the hosts rode on half-centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli to post a modest 252 before three-wicket hauls from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav helped them to bowl the visitors out for 202.