The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday booked three people for alleged IPL match-fixing based on inputs from Pakistan.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has courted another match-fixing controversy as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday booked three in alleged match-fixing ”based on inputs” from Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. The three suspected punters are from Delhi and Hyderabad. Following the booking, the CBI has launched a nationwide probe to look into the matter deeply.
The central agency received information that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on inputs received from Pakistan”, the FIR alleged. Following that, the agency nabbed Dileep Kumar, from Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish from Hyderabad as the accused.
The officials mentioned that the alleged match-fixing network has been in business since 2013. It has also been said that the network was cheating the public by “inducing them for betting”. The punters involved in the scene have been using fake identities and know your customer documents in connivance with the unknown bank officials, they said.
“These bank accounts have been opened by submitting forged details such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence done 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 based in foreign countries using hawala transactions,” the FIR has alleged.