Spot-fixing scandal: Mumbai Court extends police custody of Vindoo and Meiyappan

A Mumbai Court today extended the police custody of actor Vindoo Dara Singh and BCCI President N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan till June 3.

Additional Metropolitan Magistrate A.A. Khan also extended the police custody of Alpesh Patel, a hawala operator, and Prem Taneja, a conduit for bookies.

All the accused are in police custody in connection with the IPL spot- fixing scam.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Crime Brach today also recorded the statement of Chennai hotelier Vikram Agarwal.

The BCCI has announced that a three-member inquiry commission will investigate spot-fixing and betting allegations against arrested players and also Meiyappan, who has been arrested by the police over charges of betting in IPL matches.

The panel consists of two retired judges – Justice T. Jayaram Chouta and Justice R. Balasubramanian and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale.

Three players of Rajasthan Royals team S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila as well as over a dozen of bookies have so far been arrested on suspicion of spot-fixing in the IPL matches.

Chavan was granted conditional bail till June 6 for his wedding by a Delhi Court yesterday. He had sought bail on the ground that his marriage is fixed for June 2. (ANI)