Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 6
Mohali Police on Monday arrested bookie Ravinder Dandiwal on Monday for allegedly internet hosting faux T20 league video games at a village within the district lately to induce folks into putting bets.
Dandiwal, who’s an alleged kingpin of a world tennis match-fixing racket, has been accused of getting hosted a cricket match referred to as the UVA T20 League Games at Swara village on June 29.
The racket, Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal, allegedly concerned Dandiwal utilizing small-time gamers primarily from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to play at a cricket academy in Swara, a village situated about 15 km from Chandigarh.
The academy was allegedly booked from June 29 to July 5, 2020 for Rs 33,000. Dandiwal and his associates Rajesh Garg and Pankaj Arora—both of whom had been arrested earlier than Dandiwal—had made 4 groups for the so-called occasion, which was aired on Youtube, in addition to numerous social media apps comparable to fancode APP, Diamond, Sky, Lotus, Tenbet, Spin, Punjab Exchange.
The so-called league gameswas proven as being held at Sri Lanka, Chahal mentioned. The purpose, he mentioned, was to take bets on the video games and earn cash.
Dandiwal has been despatched to police custody for 5 days. Police remands of Garg and Arora in the meantime, who’ve been prolonged by two days. Chahal mentioned they had been nonetheless investigating Chahal’s position within the occasion.
Board of Control for Cricket in India, the nation’s apex cricketing physique, is predicted to ship its anti-corruption unit to the town to query Dandiwal.
Pankaj Arora and another folks have been booked for dishonest and prison conspiracy, amongst different costs.