The police have managed to build a strong case of betting against Gurunath Meiyappan who was questioned jointly with Vindoo Dara Singh. Both Vindoo and Meiyappan were arrested on charges of betting in IPL games.
The duo were brought together for questioning and both ackowledged knowing each other. Both of them had individually told the police that they had placed bets on IPL games, but denied everything to do with spot fixing. The police had said that they had a doubt regarding spot fixing, but were confident about bets being placed. Continue reading
The task ahead for the Enforcement Directorate probing the money angle to the IPL spot fixing case appears to be Herculean in nature. There is over Rs 30000 crore at stake and money for the IPL betting syndicate has landed into India from more than one country abroad.
The betting syndicate is not only under the control of operatives from Dubai and Karachi. There is a great amount of influence from bookies in South Africa as well. South Africa came into the picture only in the year 2011 when nearly 30 bookies all of them high profile in nature shifted base to that country following a crack down by the Indian police.
The three bets that Gurunath Meiyappan placed on matches played by his own team, the Chennai Super Kings is under heavy scrutiny by the police. The police have evidence against the principle of the CSK team that he had placed bets up to Rs 1 crore each on these games, but are trying to find out if any of these games were fixed to suit the better.
Gurunath Meiyappan is a big name and the police are now gearing up to ask him several questions regarding the IPL betting scandal which has rocked the cricketing world.
Even as the police approach this high profile person from Chennai, they are not even suggesting that he was part of any fixing. The problem is the high stake bets in which he is allegedly involved and that is what we will question him about, said an investigation to rediff.com.
A call threatening to blow up the Indian Institute of Management premises at Bangalore has created a furore at the campus. The call made to the reception threatens to blow up the premises between 1.30 PM and 2 PM today.
Following this the police were informed who rushed to the spot and evacuated all the people out of the building. The bomb and dog squad have been pressed into service and a thorough search of the premises is being conducted.
The management however suspects that it could be a prank, but decided not to take any chances and informed the police.
From Left: Guru Meiyappan, Vindoo Dara Singh
A police team is in Chennai to question Guru Meyiappan, the son in law of BCCI chief Srinivasan who is also the co-owner of the Chennai super kings. The police will question Meiyappan following a statement by Vindoo Dara Singh that he was in touch with the man who is also the team principle of the Chennai Super Kings. Further the police have also found calls that were made to Meiyappan which has led to suspicion. Continue reading
36 Sports and Entertainment registered in Karnataka is under the scanner following the arrest of Sreesanth. Registered at HTM Layout in Bangalore, this is a company which the police now claim had a bettinig interest and could be connected to the spot fixing scandal.
While the police may find it hard to prove the connection between spot fixing and the S36 link, the company is clear about its stand on betting. The facebook page of the company clearly states that it proposes to get into betting only if the same is legalised in India.
Sreesanth owns a 74 per cent stake in this company with Shivakumar Continue reading
The association between betting in cricket and the underworld has often been spoken about and the ongoing probe by the Delhi police also points towards the same. There are names that are thrown up such as Dawood Ibrahim, Sunil Abhichandani (Dubai) and Anees Ibrahim. However the fact of the matter is that these persons are outside India and in countries which will not facilitate an extradition at any cost.
There is a lot of theory that surrounds the underworld link and although the police are sure about it, they are unable to take to a logical end. Dawood and Anees are in Karachi and hoping for an extradition is something that the Indian agencies can forget about. Sunil was in Dubai in the year 2012, but there is no guarantee that he is still there considering the fact that there was a look out notice against him in the year 2012.
It is not for the first time that the Delhi and the Bombay police have been at logger heads and each time this has happened the end result has been a mess where the investigation is concerned.
The IPL Spot fixing scandal has seen a virtual war between the police of these two cities and looking at the manner in which things are going it becomes pretty evident that the police are strengthening the case of the accused persons.
This however is not for the first time that the police of these two cities have been at logger heads. There were two very important cases in the recent past in which a war between the police of Delhi and Bombay have resulted in a messy investigation. Continue reading
Sunil Abhichandani is the alleged mastermind who plotted the entire spot fixing for IPL-6 according to Intelligence Bureau officials who are on the trail of this man since 2012. The calls made by him in the late part of 2012 were under the scanner. The IB says that at first it felt like these persons from Dubai were making calls to move hawala money suspected for terror activities. However constant monitoring lead the intel to a betting racket which was being planned on a very large scale for IPL 6.