The Central Bureau of Investigation has booked three suspects in the connection with the alleged fixing of Indian Premier League 2019 season matches based on inputs from Pakistan. The officials have confirmed that the betting racket has been operational since 2013.
The three suspects booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation have been identified as Dileep Kumar from Delhi and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish from Hyderabad. “This network is influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League matches based on inputs received from Pakistan. In the garb of betting related to IPL matches, they are cheating the general public by inducing them for betting,” said the investigation agency as quoted by the NDTV.
The said network opened bank accounts using fake IDs in collusion with unknown bank officials, for betting purposes. They duped the public by “inducing them for betting”.
“These bank accounts have been opened by submitting forged details such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence done by the bank officials. A part of the money received from the general public in India on account of such betting activities is also being shared with their associates based in foreign countries using hawala transactions,” said the CBI.
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The accused were in touch with a Pakistan-based suspect
The investigating agency further added that the money received through betting was also shared with “associates based in foreign countries using hawala transactions.” It has found unscrupulous financial activities of Dileep Kumar and Gurram Sathish. The two accused, along with their associates, were in touch with Waqas Malik, a Pakistan-based suspect through a Pakistani phone number.
In another case with similar charges, the CBI has booked Sajjan Singh, Prabhu Lal Meena, Ram Avtar, and Amit Kumar Sharma – residents of Rajasthan, as reported by India Today.