Two Lokhandwala-based models who have appeared in small roles in Bollywood films are being questioned by the police for allegedly acting as conduits between Mumbai-based actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan, co-owner of the Chennai Super Kings franchise.
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Mumbai police claimed to have found call records that indicate the two models had spoken and exchanged messages with Vindoo and Gurunath in the past. Police sources, however, said nothing in connection with betting or spot fixing has emerged from the models’ conduct so far. “In case we find they were linked to the racket, the possibility of their arrest cannot be ruled out,” said a highly placed source.
Sources said the two models were being questioned over the past two days to find out if they were linked to the betting syndicate allegedly being run by Vindoo, police said. “One of the models has told us she has gone to Chennai thrice while the other claimed to have gone there once. However, there is nothing so far that links them to the spot-fixing racket,” said a senior official.
The officer added that Vindoo was in touch with several models looking for a break. “Since Vindoo has confessed, we are trying to find out if he used these models as honey traps to lure players or franchise officials,” the officer said, adding that there is a probability of more female models known to be close to Vindoo being called for questioning in the coming days.