Panaji/New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Six bookies allegedly involved in the spot fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) were arrested by a joint operation of Delhi and Goa Police Monday, an officer said.
“Ketan Chavera, Amit Papat, Ritesh Patel, Paresh Asad Kota, Sandeep Asad Kota and Nikunj Lalan were arrested from a beach resort in Candolim after the Delhi Police intimated the Goa Police about them hiding there,” said a Delhi Police officer.
“The bookies’ names surfaced during the interrogation of Tinku Mandy, a bookie in custody of Delhi Police. Mandy identified the bookies from a CCTV footage provided by Goa Police and the raid was conducted,” the officer said.
“They had been camping in Goa for about 45 days to collect bets for the IPL,” Goa Police Inspector Nilesh Rane said.
The IPL lasted for 45 days. The bookies had gone to Goa from Mumbai.
“Four laptops, 44 mobile phones, an Apple i-Pad, an LCD TV, four mobile phone charging boards with 40 sockets, a printer and a mobile phone signal booster were recovered from their possession,” the Delhi Police officer added.
Goa Police sources confirmed the lead for the raid was provided by a Delhi Police team, which landed in Goa last week.
Mandy was arrested May 15 midnight with Rajasthan Royals players S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandela and 10 other bookies from Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Five others were arrested later in the spot fixing scandal.