With every passing day in the ongoing investigation regarding the Fake IPL betting case, the police are confronting another layer of conspirators. In the latest development, Police nabbed a key conspirator of the scam Risabh Jain from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
The fake IPL tournament case was held at Molipur village, Mehsana. The scamsters had leased a farm in the village and hired farm labourers from around the area to pose as IPL cricketers, complete with the colourful jerseys, boundary lines and a Harsha Bhogle-sounding commentator. The fake matches were played live on a YouTube channel named “IPL” and used to dupe the gullible Russians from small by accepting their bets.
Rishabh Jain was held from Gwalior and was brought to Mehsana for further investigation. The earlier investigation had revealed that Ashok Choudhary, a native of Meerut now living in Russia who has emerged as one of the masterminds behind the scam, had transferred Rs 2 lakh in Rishabh Jain’s account.
As the news came in for the Molipur, Mehsana fake IPL, it was revealed that there were such fake IPLs at some other places across India too. Rishabh Jain as such was earlier held by Hapur police of UP for one such tournament.
Other accused in the amazing scam of a grand scale are Asif Mohammed, Majid Chacha of Pakistan, and a Russian individual named Efimov. Police had already arrested the owner of the field in Molipur Ghulam Masi of Molipur, Soeb Abdul Majid , Safi Mohammed ,Kolu alias Mohammed Abubakar and Sadik Abdul Majid.