CBI registers case against three persons in connection with alleged IPL match-fixing, betting; Pakistan angle is being probed
The CBI has booked three suspected punters, one from Delhi and two from Hyderabad, “based on inputs” from Pakistan in connection with the alleged fixing of Indian Premier League matches, officials said on Saturday.
He said the central agency has started a nationwide probe. The CBI received information that “a network of persons involved in cricket betting is influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches on the basis of inputs received from Pakistan”, the FIR alleged. The agency has listed one Dilip Kumar, a resident of Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Sathish from Hyderabad, as accused in its FIR.
Officials said the network, which has been in operation since 2013, is cheating the public by “motivating them to bet”.
He said that the bank accounts of the fraudsters (Mule accounts) use fake identities and know your customer documents with the connivance of unknown bank officials.
“These bank accounts have been opened by submitting forged details such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence 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 located abroad using hawala transactions,” the FIR alleged.
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