Spot-fixing: Section 409 added to case against arrested players, bookies



Spot-fixing: Section 409 added to case against arrested players, bookiesNew Delhi: Police on Tuesday invoked a stringent section pertaining to criminal breach of trust against the players and bookies arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal which could land them in jail for life.

Investigators added Section 409 (criminal breach of trust) to the case against 18 players and bookies arrested in the scandal after IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals filed a formal complaint with Delhi Police.

Police had earlier registered a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy.

In its complaint, Rajasthan Royals said it had entered into an agreement with the three players stipulating that they will abide by the rules and regulations laid by ICC, BCCI and IPL.

Sources said the franchise said they came to know that the players indulged in spot-fixing with a personal motive and for financial gains and that they "fundamentally eroded" the sanctity of the game.

They sought registration of case against the players under Section 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 406 (criminal breach of trust) while adding 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent).

PTI