CBI Probes IPL Betting Network With Pak Links

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out raids at seven different locations in Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Jodhpur in connection with syndicates involved in carrying out betting in 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

The betting syndicate is also allegedly involved in influencing the outcome of matches based on inputs from Pakistan. The accused allegedly ran a pan India betting network and used to induce people to bet on IPL matches.

The agency in one of the FIRs said that “Reliable information has been received about a network of individuals involved in cricket betting influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on inputs received from Pakistan. In the grab of betting related to IPL matches, they are cheating the general public by inducing them to bet.”

The FIR further added that bank accounts using fake IDs and KYC (Know Your Customer) were used and several forged details were submitted in the bank.

According to media reports, three people named Dilip Kumar, Gurram Vasu, and Gurram Satish have been named in the first FIR of the CBI. The CBI further alleges transactions worth around ₹10 crores.

The reports further suggest that the accused people were in touch with a Pakistani national named Waqas Malik.

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