IPL spot-fixing: IT, ED will probe after getting concrete evidence, says Chidambaram
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 23:14
  
IPL spot-fixing: IT, ED will probe after getting concrete evidence, says Chidambaram
Zee Media Bureau

Live Updates of the spot-fixing controversy that has rocked the Indian Premiere League.

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Meanwhile reacting to this spot-fixing saga, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said agencies like Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate will start probing only after the police comes up with "concrete evidence".

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IPL CEO Sundar Raman meets Mumbai Joint CP Himanshu Roy at crime branch office. CAO Ratnakar Shetty also accompanied him.

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Delhi Police sources have claimed that Rajasthan Royals spinner Ajit Chandila was allegedly paid Rs 12 lakh by a bookie for spot-fixing in IPL 5 but the attempt to manipulate matches failed as the cricketer could not play many matches.

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Meanwhile Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan has sought time till Monday to appear before Mumbai police in connection with IPL betting scam.

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According to latest reports, ICC has withdrawn umpire Asad Rauf from Champions Trophy. The decision was taken after reports in media which said that the Pakistan umpire was withdrawn because of spot-fixing investigations by the Mumbai Police

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The ED has reportedly registered a case under the prevention of money laundering act in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

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According to a news channel, Mumbai Police has given Gurunath Meiyappan deadline till tomorrow to appear before Mumbai Crime Branch. The report added that if the CSK CEO failed to turn up or be represented he would be declared a fugitive.

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Meanwhile the Enforcement Directorate has started it's probe in the spot-fixing issue with raids conducted at three places in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Police issues summon to Gurunath Meiyappan and asks him to be in Mumbai by Monday. No comment yet from the CSK boss.

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Police officials from Mumbai have reached Gurunath Meiyappan's residence. After not being allowed in initially, police officials are now inside the residence of the CSK boss.

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Delhi Police has asked the broadcaster to provide it with the raw footage of all matches involving Rajasthan Royals.

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Sources close to Gurunath Meiyappan reveal that he is in the country and is in touch with his legal team. He also added that Meiyappan had not received any summon from the police.

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Former India cricket and BJP MP Kirti Azad has demanded that Rajeev Shukla resign immediately in the wake of the spot-fixing crisis. Yashwant Sinha has said that the IPL is a den of gambling and called for tougher measures to curb the menace of fixing.

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Delhi Police teams have left for Hyderabad and Goa after receiving specific leads from the arrested bookies and also from the three players.

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A team of Delhi Police has reportedly reached Jaipur to interrogate jewellers who are believed to be close to the tainted players. Reports suggest that Sreesanth had met these players.

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Meanwhile, another bookie has been arrested in Ajmer. According to reports he has also revealed the names of a few others involved in betting.

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Delhi Police has reportedly wriitten to Mumbai Police asking them to hand over evidence gathered in Sreesanth's room.

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According to reports, a team of Mumbai Police has landed in Chennai to investigate into the spot-fixing scandal. Ther local police has also been informed and are expected to aid the team of officers from Mumbai. Reports suggest that Gurunath Meiyappan is expected to be interrogated as revelations made by Vindoo Dara Singh has led to the CSK boss' name cropping up.

Mumbai Police to check the conversation between Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan to confirm if any team strategy was being leaked that could help Vindoo in placing bets.

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According to reports, Gurunath Meiyappan has not been available for any comment on his name cropping up in the fixing scandal in the Indian Premiere League.

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Kolkata Police have arrested 9 bookies including a known bookie Ajit Surekha. Police claimed that Rs 3 lakh, 8 mobile phones and 2 laptops installed with betting software was recovered from them. All nine accused are set to be produced in court today.

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Madhya Pradesh police have also arrested 4 bookies.

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First Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 23:14


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