The CBI has booked three suspected tippers, one from Delhi and two from Hyderabad, in connection with alleged fixation of Indian Premier League matches “based on input” from Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.
The central authority has started a nationwide investigation, they said. The CBI was informed that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting is influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on input from Pakistan,” the FIR claimed. The agency has listed a Dileep Kumar, based in Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish from Hyderabad in their FIR as accused. The network, which has been in operation since 2013, also deceived the public by “persuading them to invest”, officials said.
The blackmailers have bank accounts (mule accounts) that use false identities and know your customer documents in agreement with the unknown bank officials, they said. “These bank accounts have been opened by submitting forged information such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence performed by bank officials.” Some of the money received from the public in India due to such betting activities is also shared with their foreign-based employees who use hawala transactions, “FIR has claimed.
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