The Mumbai police announced that they have arrested another bookie in connection with the IPL satta scandal. The arrested bookie had been contacting his associates in Dubai and Pakistan while accepting IPL bets.
A crime branch official has confirmed that the total number of arrests related to the IPL satta scandal is now 18.
Fifty-year-old Rakeshkumar Gangwal was arrested at his house in Jaipur by a team from the police crime branch. He was first brought to Mumbai and then placed under arrest, a crime branch official said, adding that Gangwal will be produced in a court soon.
Gangwal was acting in association with three Pakistani bookies and two Dubai bookies via another bookie called Ramesh Vyas, who has already been arrested. The code names of Gangwal’s foreign associates are Vickey 26, 100, Master Salman, Babloo, and Javed UBL.
Among those already arrested are Gurunath Meiyappan, owner of Chennai Super Kings and son-in-law of N. Srinivasan, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI); Vindoo Dara Singh, the Bollywood actor; and bookies Pandurang Kadam, Ramesh Vyas, and Ashok Vyas, to mention just a few.
The police have also seized 18 SIM cards, 92 mobile phones, and a laptop, which were used for illegal satta activities.