Aggarwal sent to two-days police custody

Updated: Jun 11, 2013, 18:44 PM IST

Chennai: Hotelier Vikram Aggarwal, arrested for his alleged links with a bookie and betting in the IPL, was on Monday sent to two days police custody by a court here.

Saidapet Magistrate-Incharge Murugan allowed a plea by the Tamil Nadu Crime-Branch CID police seeking two days custody of Aggarwal, arrested here last night, after he was produced before him.

He was arrested after interrogation by the CB-CID police, probing the IPL betting case and his alleged links with a bookie, when he appeared before them in response to summons.

Police had earlier said that preliminary inquiry revealed that Aggarwal was closely associated with bookie Uttam C Jain, alias Kitty, who has already been arrested in the betting racket.

Police said Aggarwal had confessed to having information on pitch conditions and other details on IPL matches.

Aggarwal`s two hotels here were earlier raided after his alleged links with bookies came to light.