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Indore: Crime Branch nabs country’s biggest online gambling racketeer


Indore: City Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested an accused, who was running the biggest online gambling racket in the country. The accused was wanted in many cases in seven states and was running the illegal gambling company, having networks spread in 15 countries.

According to additional superintendent of police (Crime) Amrendra Singh, “Accused Ramesh Chaurasiya, resident of Mumbai, was wanted in various cases, due to which we sent a team to Mumbai for arresting him. During investigation, it was also learnt that the accused had the biggest online gambling network in the country and his company had an annual turnover of Rs 200 crores.”

Ramesh had completed his studies from Hinduja College in Mumbai and after that started a game parlour for earning bread. “Later, the accused started a company Chaurasiya Finance Pvt Ltd and prepared software for online gambling, in which the user always losses the game. Modus operandi of the company was to recruit area manager for selling the master ID to different shop keepers, who would further get in touch directly with the consumer. A customer gets one point of Re 1 to bet,” the ASP said. The accused informed police that the software was made in such a way that customers were bound to lose the game; and if it wins, the area managers had to pay the amount from their pocket.

Cases under various sections have been registered against the accused in Jalandhar, Merut, Samata Nagar, Aurthur Road and Kandilvali in Mumbai, Laxmi Nagar in Delhi, Ludhiana, Faridabad, Nagpur, Ulhas Nagar, Noida, Ferozpur, Indore, Ujjain and Dhar. Interrogation from the accused is on to get more clues about other people involved in the network.