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Haryana Police Officers Arrest Sunil Kumar on Illegal Betting Charges
On June 28, 2007, the Haryana Police Department succeeded in apprehending the suspect, Sunil Kumar, from the Sirsa district. He was found guilty of wagering on the India and South Africa match on the first day of the International Cricket Match.
Police officers confiscated one color television, 2 mobile phones, Rs. 4500 in cash, a diary and one calculator from Kumar's possession. A spokesperson for the police department said that a case has been filed against Sunil Kumar under the Gambling Act at the city police department in Sirsa.
The spokesperson added that in another case, police officers had arrested Lakhwinder Singh from Talwandi Sabo, Punjab, in connection with the robbery of a motorcycle from Sadar Bazar on May 21, 2006.
In connection with this case, Gurdeep Singh of Ghumman Kalan, Punjab filed a complaint at the city police department. India has seen a rise in illegal betting activities in the past months, especially with the Cricket World Cup.
Illegal betting rings usually operate during big sporting matches. Bookmakers are also using mobile phones for mobile gambling and placing bets because they are harder to track than telephones. Police departments in the country are trying hard to crack down these illegal betting rings.
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