The Haryana Police Department from Faridabad has stopped a gang of illegal betting bookies and alleged match fixers that were placing bets on the going Ashes Cricket Series in Australia on November 23, 2006.
Authorities raided a residence in the upscale area of the town that Thursday night based on a tip and arrested a dozen individuals that were betting on the ongoing Ashes Series between Australia and England. They also recovered dozens of cellular phones and Indian money at the residence. According to Mahendra Singh Sheron, the Senior Superintendent of the Police Department in Faridabad, the police staff received reliable information that an individual named “Master” was currently operating an illegal betting ring in the area. The group is also involved in match fixing in Faridabad.
When they raided the house, they found about 12 people engaged in betting activities. They also recovered Rs 2.15 lakh ($4808) and 53 cellphones. Police are still investigating the matter; the action they take will depend on the results of their investigation. The betting ring has been operating in Faridabad for a long time now, placing bets for Indian and Foreign Customers.