The CBI has booked three suspected punters, one from Delhi and two from Hyderabad, in connection with alleged Indian Premier League match-fixing “based on input” from Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. The central agency has launched a nationwide investigation, they said. The CBI has received reports that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting influence the outcome of Indian Premer League (IPL) matches based on information received from Pakistan”, FIR alleged.
The agency listed one Dileep Kumar, based in Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish from Hyderabad in its FIR as defendants. The network which has been operational since 2013 was also deceiving the public by “encouraging them to bet”, officials said. The racketeers have bank accounts (mule accounts) using false identities and know your client documents in collusion with the unknown bank officials, they said.
“These bank accounts were opened by submitting falsified information such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence on the part of bank officials.” Some of the money received from the general public in India due to these activities of paris is also shared. with their associates based in foreign countries using hawala transactions,” the FIR alleged.
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First post: STI