Vikram Agarwal appears before TN CB-CID

Chennai: City-based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal on Monday appeared before the Crime Branch-CID of the Tamil Nadu Police after summons were issued to him in connection with the IPL betting case, police said.

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

Agarwal, who is allegedly linked with IPL-betting and 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.

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