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UP STF nab punters and bookies

Published: Monday, October 30, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Lucknow: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police unearthed a betting racket in the state and nabbed 13 punters and bookies while the India-Sri Lanka Coca Cola Trophy final was in progress at Sharjah.During raids at different places in the state capital, Agra and Kanpur last night, police nabbed the bookies and recovered several sets of mobile phones, over Rs 2.30 lakhs in cash, bank drafts and other incriminating documents.Senior Superintendent of Police (STF) Arun Kumar told newspersons on Monday that the arrested worked under the supervision of bookiesin Delhi and Mumbai. While six people each were nabbed from Lucknow and Agra, one was arrested from Kanpur when the match was in the final stages, he said adding that they had confessed that two bookies - Dhamani of Mumbai and Pawan of Delhi operated the network.The team recovered Rs 2.11 lakhs in cash and five mobile phones from Lucknow, while they seized some bank drafts given as surety by punters, a mobile phone and Rs 15,000 in cash.

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