IPL spot-fixing: Hotelier Vikram Aggarwal arrested by Tamil Nadu Police

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-CID on Monday arrested Chennai-based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal for his role in the IPL betting scandal.

"We have been able to establish that he was gambling on IPL matches," said TN CB-CID DSP Venkatraman.

Aggarwal today appeared before the CB-CID of the Tamil Nadu Police after summons was issued to him in connection with the IPL betting case, police said.

After he failed to appear before the CB-CID, fresh summons were issued on Friday.

Aggarwal, who is allegedly linked with IPL-betting, allowed some bookies to operate from his hotels, had earlier sought time to appear before the CB-CID.

His two hotels in Chennai were raided after his alleged links with bookies came to light.

The hotelier, summoned by the Mumbai crime branch, had appeared before it on May 31 in connection with their separate case on IPL-betting.

Aggarwal, a friend of CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who is in the dock for alleged betting, supposedly led the IPL betting syndicate in the southern city.

With PTI inputs