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Eight held for betting on IPL matches

Gurgaon, May 29 (IANS): Eight people, including five from Delhi, have been arrested here for betting on Indian Premier League cricket matches, police said on Thursday.

A police crime branch team nabbed the eight people on Wednesday night. Two LED television sets, three laptops, 12 mobile phones and other equipment were recovered from their possession.

The police team headed by inspector Yashwant Singh arrested five men - Mukul, Suresh, Manoj, Rahul and Prince - from the Sahara Grace apartments on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road here, Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Sharma told reporters.

All five are from various parts of Delhi. They were operating a betting racket from a rented flat.

Three more people - Anil Kumar, Gulshan and Somnath - were arrested from Lajpat Nagar area here.

Some of the accused had been arrested earlier also for betting, police said.

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