I-T to probe IPL's betting link too

Updated: 24 April 2010 14:57 IST

The Income Tax Department may seek help of police and intelligence agencies to nail down some Gujarat-based bookies.

Mumbai:

The Income Tax Department may seek help of police and intelligence agencies to nail down some Gujarat-based bookies, allegedly involved in betting on cricket matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a source close to the development said.

"An investigation is already on to track down prominent bookies closely associated with the IPL betting syndicate," an I-T source told PTI on Monday.

"If needed, we will seek the assistance of the Mumbai Police and other intelligence agencies to find them. So far, however, no official communication has been made in this regard," he said.

The sum involved in betting is believed to be running into thousands of crores and much of this money is understood to be coming in from the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, the source said.

"We are following all the leads as these bookies will not have any records of transactions and they mostly deal through the Internet or telephone. We are trying to assess how much money has come from abroad, especially from Dubai," he said.

Topics : Cricket
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