JAIPUR: The Commissioner’s special team (CST) led by the Jaipur Police Department, while acting upon a tip-off got hold of a large betting racket in Rajasthan which was originally being operated from Dubai. The police authorities have recovered a sum of Rs 4.18 crore, two cash-teller machines, nine mobile phones, and a calculator from two accused who are said to be involved in the case.
The group that was facilitating gambling was allegedly using common Indian greeting expressions like Jai Mata Ji, Maharaj ki Jai, Jai Govind Dev Ji, etc, to refer to WhatsApp groups and codes related to the betting activities.
Notably, the Jaipur city police have arrested two accused who have been identified as Randheer Singh (45) and Kripal Jodha (41), residents of Rajkot and Ajmer, respectively, who have been booked under Section 420 (cheating), 419 (cheating through personation), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the IT Act and Rajasthan Public Gambling Ordinance.
The investigating team asserted that the alleged racket group was using the greeting and blessing terms to make certain that no information was being leaked which could lead the Police to them.
Emphasizing on the ongoing cricket season, the Commissioner of Jaipur Police Mr. Anand Srivastava said they the CST were working upon betting operations and had conducted 2 raids in the first two weeks of October.
Furthermore, Srivastava also mentioned, “the CST team members, Dwarka Prasad and Rajesh Kumar, came to know that bookies, part of an international betting racket, were ready to disperse off crores of rupees earned so far during the ongoing cricket leagues.”