Police arrest 6 more bookies from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh in connection with the IPL betting racket. Rs 70,000 were recovered from the bookies, according to an ANI report. Police caught the six bookies red-handed along with Rs 70,000, seven Android phones, one Maruti Swift car, one Passion Pro motorcycle. Three more bookies were arrested earlier from Kanpur, which had hosted a Delhi Daredevils Vs Gujarat Lions match on May 10.
In an earlier report, Financial Express said that police may question 2 Gujarat Lions players who were named by the trio. Police had recovered Rs 4,90,000, four mobile phones and a laptop from the three men arrested from Kanpur.
Financial Express had also reported that Ramesh, one of the accused arrested from Kanpur, a member of the IPL logistics team, told a bookie that he knew groundsmen, who could pour water on the cricket pitch to change the playing conditions.
BCCI has said their Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has been tracking activities of certain individuals, due to which three accused were arrested from Kanpur. A statement released by BCCI says they are working closely with law enforcement agencies, who will continue further investigations.
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