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IPL spot-fixing shame: There is evidence of Gurunath Meiyappan's involvement, says police

Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 11:26am IST Updated: Saturday, 25 May 2013 - 12:58am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

Day 7 of the investigation, and 9 more bookies are arrested in Kolkata. 3 lakhs in cash, 8 laptops and mobiles phones recovered by Kolkata Police. All accused to be produced in court today. Sreesanth, along with two of his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan had been arrested by the Delhi Police in Mumbai last week on charges of spot-fixing in the sixth edition of the ongoing IPL.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:17 IST

Delhi Police has refused to accept Mumbai Police's claims that Vindu Dara Singh & Vyas are not the masterminds. Also the TV channel claims Mumbai Police and Delhi Police are not sharing information in the case.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:17 IST

Media report goes on to claim that S Sreesanth and Royal Challenger Bangalore's Chris Gayle were seen shopping jewellery together in a showroom in Jaipur. While it is being claimed that Jiju paid the huge bill, the jeweller is absconding since the scandal surfaced. The jeweller is also supposed to be linked to the bookies arrested in Kolkata this morning.
Madhya Pradesh police have also arrested 4 bookies.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:18 IST

Cops are pursuing leads they got from interrogation of the arrested cricketers and bookies. Even though they haven't got clinching evidence against the suspected players, role of two more teams' players under scanner.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:19 IST

Gurunath Meiyappan, the team principal of the Chennai Super Kings is nowhere to be found. It's intereresting to note that Gurunath is also the son-in-law of N Srinivasan, CSK owner and the president of the BCCI.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:19 IST

Mumbai police might send a team to Chennai to question Chennai Super King team's boss. All nine accused are set to be produced in court today.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:19 IST

According to Mumbai Police sources Vindu Dara Singh has confessed that he is addicted to betting.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:20 IST

In a new development, a team of Mumbai Police has landed in Chennai to investigate into the spot-fixing scandal and is likely to quiz CSK boss M Gurunath later in the day as revelations made by Vindoo Dara Singh has led to the CSK boss' name cropping up.. Ther local police has also been informed and are expected to aid the team of officers from Mumbai.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:20 IST

Delhi police has written a letter to the Mumbai police demanding the crucial evidence recovered by the Mumbai police to be handed over. The Mumbai police had recovered Sreesanth's lapotop, iPad among other evidence from Mumbai hotels that could be crucial in answering many questions.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:32 IST

Anurag Thakur, IPL Board member has reitrerated that IPL is clean. He has insisted that it would be wrong to think that the whole game or tournament is corrput just because three players have been caught fixing games.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:58 IST

Mumbai police has been asked to thourughly check Gurunath Meiyappan's phone and also his phone records.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:59 IST

Mumbai police has been asked to thourughly check Gurunath Meiyappan's phone and also his phone records.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:59 IST

Rahul Dravid says dealing with the turmoil caused by the spot-fixing scandal, which has left his team's reputation in tatters, has turned out to be as tough as handling "bereavement in some ways".

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Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 IST

One more bookie has been arrested, this time from Ajmer. His name according to news reports is said to be Akash. He also seems to have spilled some more names. The Ajmer police is yet to reveal those names.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:33 IST

Mumbai hotel refuses to hand over evidence to the Delhi police. It seems like after the hotel refused to hand over the crucial CCTV evidence, the Delhi police approached the Mumbai police who also denied to give the evidence. After which, the Delhi police was forced to write an official letter demanding fro evidence. This seems like internal conflict of interest between the two police departments.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:41 IST

Delhi police is now in Jaipur to probe two jewellers who are reported to be very close to the tainted players.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 13:17 IST

Ten people, including one bookie, have now been arrested by a special team of Kolkata Police from Ultanga area for being allegedly involved in the cricket betting racket.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 13:41 IST

3 bookies have been arrested from Annapurna hotel in Kalyan by the Mumbai police. The raids are being carried out all across India to nab the bookies. The ten arrested will be produced in a local court in Kolkata today.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 13:54 IST

In latest developments, the Delhi police has asked the television broadcasters to provide them footage of all the matches played by Rajasthan Royals in this season of the Indian Premier League. The investigation is now getting deep and dense where not only the player but the owners are also slowly becoming suspects.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 14:26 IST

Mumbai police serve summons to CSK boss M Gurunath. Four officials arrived at his residence after he was not reachable otherwise and served the summon. He has been asked to be in Mumbai and join the investigation process by Monday.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 15:10 IST

An alleged cricket bookie was nabbed from the Hyderabad international airport by a Delhi Police team early on Friday.

"One person identified as Yahya Mohammad has been picked up from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in connection with the cricket betting racket by the Delhi Police team in the wee hours," a senior police official said.

Mohammad was picked up by police while he was trying to board a flight to Dubai, the official said.

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:13 IST

More shocking details emerge as Vindoo reveals that M Gurunath had placed big bets in IPL 6 and had lost Rs1 crore. The actor also confessed that Gurunath placed through him. While Vindoo, whose three-day custody ends on Friday, will be produced in court, Gurunath remains untraceable.

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:18 IST

Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar says police will seize Sreesanth's second cellphone. He also stated that no foreign players are involved in the spot fixing scandal.

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:27 IST

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf under scanner for his alleged role in the spot fixing scandal. Investigationas have revealed that Rauf was in touch with bookies. A day after the ICC dropped him from Champions Trophy, Rauf is likely to be quizzed by the Mumbai police crime branch on Friday.

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:35 IST

The CSK team, which is at the Delhi airport, ducked question's on team principal Gurunath's alleged role in the spot fixing scandal.

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:49 IST

Trouble mounts for CSK boss Gurunath Meiyappan as the Mumbai police are unlikely to entertain his request, aacording to TV reports. Gurunath had sought time till Monday to appear before the Mumbai police. Sources in the Mumbai police say that the summons are final and they would not have gone all the way to Chennai if they had to entertain any requests.

Friday, May 24, 2013 11:33 IST

In a latest development, actor Vindoo Dara Singh has named a few current CSK players to the police. Sources claim that Vindoo was in touch with some of the players from the team. However, police said that the actor's claims are yet to be verified.

Friday, May 24, 2013 12:43 IST

CSK boss Gurunath Meiyappan spotted in Kodaikanal along with BCCI chief Srinivasan, according to television reports.

Friday, May 24, 2013 13:19 IST

Sources reveal, CSK boss Gurunath Meiyappan will shortly leave Kodaikanal for Mumbai. Gurunath, who will be accompanied by his legal team, is likely to appear before the Mumbai police on Friday. His deadline to appear before the police ends at 5 pm on Friday.

Friday, May 24, 2013 15:41 IST

Just in: Vindoo Dara Singh being taken to court from Mumbai crime branch. Three arrested bookies have also been produced in court on Friday.

Friday, May 24, 2013 15:59 IST

After CSK boss Gurunath Meiyappan was spotted in Kodaikanal along with his father-in-law N Srinivasan, Former BCCI president Sharad Pawar's NCP demanded Srinivasan's resignation. An NCP spokesperson said, "If any morality is left in Srinavasan, he must step down immediately."

Friday, May 24, 2013 16:28 IST

Five accused, including two former players, arrested in IPL spot fixing case sent to judicial custody till June 4 by Delhi court.

Friday, May 24, 2013 17:00 IST

Court pulls up Delhi Police for "misleading" it, rejects its plea seeking five days police custody of two accused.

Friday, May 24, 2013 17:01 IST

Mohd Yahya, alleged bookie arrested today, had approached players other than Rajasthan Royals, says Delhi Police.

Friday, May 24, 2013 17:25 IST

Distancing itself from Gurunath Meiyappan after his name cropped up in IPL spot-fixing probe, Chennai Super Kings owner India Cements said he is neither owner, nor CEO or Team Principal of CSK and promised strict action against anyone found guilty.

Friday, May 24, 2013 18:00 IST

Gurunath Meiyappan leaves for Mumbai by a chartered aircraft from Madurai to appear before police.

Friday, May 24, 2013 18:32 IST

Gurunath Meiyappan lands in Mumbai for questioning in connection with IPL betting scandal, say police.

Friday, May 24, 2013 19:50 IST

Mumbai police's Crime Branch told a court that they planned to `confront' Vindoo Dara Singh with Gurunath Meiyappan (who has been summoned for questioning) and question him about IPL spot-fixing and betting.

Friday, May 24, 2013 20:02 IST

The grilling of  Meiyappan is underway.

Friday, May 24, 2013 21:30 IST

Chennai Super Kings team owner Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by the Mumbai police for his suspected role in match fixing.

Friday, May 24, 2013 23:58 IST

Speaking to the media after the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan, joint commissioner of police, Mumbai, Himanshu Roy said: "We have interrogated Gurunath Meiyappan. We have gone through his questioning in detail. After deliberation, we have come to the conclusion that there is evidence of his involvement in the offence we are investigating. And, therefore, he has been put under arrest and will be produced before a court of law."

Saturday, May 25, 2013 0:55 IST

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