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Cricket betting racket busted; 4 held

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New Delhi:Four persons have been arrested for allegedly running a cricket betting racket in southwest Delhi’s Bindapur area, police said today.

The group was operating at a large scale during the India Vs South Africa match yesterday when the police conducted a raid, DCP (Southwest) R A Sanjeev said.

The four accused — Yashpal (30), Amit Kumar (35), Harish Kumar (24) and Rajesh Kumar (32) — are property dealers in the area, he added.

The police recovered cash around Rs 15,000, 16 mobile phones connected to a device for the purpose of registering bets, a computer, an LED television and four books registering bets from their possession.

The accused have been booked under Delhi Public Gambling Act, Sanjeev said.