The muck continues to get deeper in the ongoing IPL Fixgate. The Delhi Police is likely to seek access to items found in S Sreesanth's hotel room in Mumbai. They will request the court to seek access from Mumbai Police.
It comes after the arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh told the police taht he had placed bets on behalf of Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan. A Mumbai Police team is in Chennai to question Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief and Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan. Apart from Meiyappan, other functionaries in the Chennai Super Kings may also be quizzed.
While Mumbai Police are likely to question Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of CSK's owner and BCCI chief N Srinivsan, more shocking details are tumbling out. Vindoo Dara Singh has named three players who he was in constant touch with. He has also claimed that he was placing bets for Bollywood celebrities and Gurunath.
As the IPL spot-fixing net widens, more shocking details are emerging. The police have confirmed that more teams apart from Rajasthan Royals are being probed.
The obvious question is whether it was possible for Gurunath, a CSK official to use insider information and access to players for privileged and useful information under the circumstances. The Chennai number that Vindoo made repeated calls to, belongs to Gurunath Meiyappan. The police suspicions stem from a pattern in which the calls alternated with those made to bookies like Ramesh Vyas. Vindoo has told interrogators taht he workedas a conduit between Gurunath and top bookies with suspected links to the betting syndicate run by the D-company.
Another spot-fixing was planned during the May 17 game, but it failed as the players got caught. The police have established how bookies used Ajit Chandila as a conduit to pay others, besides establishing the exact amount paid.
Besides, a probe is on in Kolkata too as the police have arrested two bookies and arrested. They are alleged to have betted during Tuesday's match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians. Kolkata police is also investigating the possibility of a pan-India nexus. The arrested bookies will be produced in a court soon.