Amritsar: Police busts 13 people operating betting ring using Fairplay

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The Amritsar city police detained 13 people during a raid on an online betting ring that was operating out of a rented residence in Palm Grove Colony located on Airport road. All of the detainees are residents of Chhattisgarh.

All 13 were arrested on suspicion of fraud, gambling, and criminal conspiracy. They were placed in police custody for further interrogation. Aside from other electronic equipment, the police seized 17 mobile phones, three Wi-Fi modems, and five laptops from the premises.

The people have been exposed thanks to a tip-off from locals who alerted the police commissioner to the movements of suspicious individuals operating a betting ring in the area.

According to Police Commissioner Jaskaran Singh, the suspects used to operate the mobile application Fairplay for online betting, where they would trick individuals into placing large bets on sports like cricket and football in addition to other online activities.

The 13 people arrested are identified as Anil Kumar Jatta. Aman Kushwaha, Abhay Rai, Ashish Kumar, Saurav Yadav, Alok Kesarwani, Nikhil Soni, Trilok Singh, Ankit Manji, Sonu Sardar, Sumant Kumar, Manpreet Singh and Kuldeep Singh.

All of the people operating the betting ring are between the ages of 18-36. Jatta is believed to be the mastermind of the whole operation. Jatta is also a commerce graduate and expert in handling electronic devices like computers.

According to the commissioner, the suspects used to entice people, particularly young people from Punjab, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh, to bet their money on live cricket, football, and casino games. suspects also used to make different IDs for transactions to evade any suspicion.

The police have registered a case under Sections 420, 120-B of IPC, Section 7 (3) of the Lottery Regulation Act, Sections 3, 4, 13 of the Gambling Act and 66 (D) of the IT Act at the Airport police station here.