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CBI launched a nationwide investigation and was conducting searches at seven locations in Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur. (Photo: file/ANI)

New Delhi: On Saturday, officials said the CBI had booked seven suspected players in connection with two separate cases related to the alleged match-fixing of the 2019 Indian Premier League “based on input” from Pakistan.

They said the central agency has launched a nationwide investigation and is conducting searches at seven locations in Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

The agency has received input that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting is influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on input from Pakistan,” FIR reports alleged.

The CBI named Rohini-based Dileep Kumar, Delhi, and Hyderabad-based Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish in its first FIR report as defendants, while Sajjan Singh, Prabhu Lal Meena, Ram Avtar and Amit Kumar Sharma, all from Rajasthan, were indicted. , his name in the second.

They said the racket allegedly operating from Rajasthan has been running since 2010 while another racket has been operating since 2013.

They said the networks operating based on input from Pakistan were also cheating the public by “inciting them to bet”.

They said the blackmailers have bank accounts (mule accounts) using fake identities and know your customer (KYC) documents in collusion with anonymous bank officials.

These bank accounts were opened by providing false details such as multiple birth dates and without due diligence by bank officials.

“Part of the funds received from the general public in India on account of these betting activities are also shared with their partners in foreign countries using hawala transactions,” the FIR claimed.

The Central Bank of Iraq found Dilip had been managing a number of bank accounts in which domestic cash deposits worth more than 43,000 rupees had been made since 2013 defying “economic logic,” officials said.

The central agency also found out that in the six bank accounts managed by Gurram Satish, cash deposits of Rs 4.55 crore (domestic) and Rs 3.05 crore (foreign) were made during 2012-2020 and in the case of Gurram Vasu, the amount was Rs 5.37 crore during the period Period.

The CBI claimed that there was no identifiable commercial rationale to explain the transactions in the accounts.

“The information reveals that this network of individuals was involved in cricket betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches that took place in the year 2019.

“The persons involved run the cricket betting racket, commit fraud by inducing them to bet by the general public, thus deceiving the public with their hard-earned money, as well as indulging in impersonation of their identities in the management of various bank accounts,” the Delhi-related FIR – Hyderabad’s alleged racket.

The officials said that the CBI claimed that the maximum number of cash transactions in these accounts was of a pan-India nature, further corroborating the allegations that these unusual financial transactions were linked to cricket betting and other criminal activities.

In the Rajasthan racket, the CBI found that they allegedly share part of the money received from the general public in India from betting activities with their partners residing in foreign countries using hawala transactions while the modus operandi remains similar to the Delhi and Hyderabad group.

In the Rajasthan group, CBI alleged that the accused Singh, Meena, Ram Avtar and Sharma were in contact with a suspected Pakistani who contacted them and some unknown persons in India through Pakistani number +92332222226666.

“The information reveals that the aforementioned defendants are part of a network involved in illegal cricket betting activities,” the FIR claimed.

Singh’s accounts show that there are three different birth dates in the documents submitted to UCO Bank.

Transactions in accounts are circular in nature. The total suspicious amount deposited in Sajan Singh’s account was over Rs 33.23 lakhs from FY 2010-2011 to FY 2019-2020.

“The information reveals that this network of individuals was involved in cricket betting during the then-existing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches held in 2019 in Delhi and elsewhere, the FIR alleged.

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