After nine years, match-fixing has rocked IPL again. The Central Bureau for Investigation (CBI) booked three people from two cities for match-fixing in IPL 2022. The CBI has also announced an investigation based on the submissions received. Also, they are investigating Pakistan’s interference in this scandal.
CBI has reportedly launched a nationwide investigation and conducted searches at seven locations in Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Dileep Kumar, resident of Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish of Hyderabad are the defendants in the filed FIR. While in the second FIR Sajjan Singh, Prabhu Lal Meena, Ram Avtar and Amit Kumar Sharma were all from Rajasthan. The scandal, allegedly operating out of Rajasthan, has been ongoing since 2010 and another has been ongoing since 2013.
The action was taken after CBI received information that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on input from Pakistan. It was revealed in the FIR that the defendants did so through mule accounts opened using false names with unknown bank officials.
“These bank accounts were opened by filing bogus incarcerations such as multiple dates of birth and without the due diligence carried out by the bank officials.”
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Money obtained through match-fixing is shared abroad
FIR further explained that through hawala transactions, some of the money received through match-fixing is shared with allies abroad.
“Some of the money received by the general public in India as a result of such betting activities is also shared with their employees via hawala transactions,” FIR stated.
“The individuals involved engage in cricket betting, committing fraud by encouraging betting by the general public thereby cheating the public out of their hard-earned money, and also indulge in impersonating their identities by holding various bank accounts,” the said FIR versus Delhi-Hyderabad rackets alleged.
IPL continues and will be played until May 29th. 64 games have been played so far. Yesterday’s match was between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, with the latter defeating the former by 54 runs.
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