Spot-fixing scam: Rajasthan Royals lodge complaint

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: May 20, 2013 21:07 IST

Rajasthan Royals on Monday lodged a written complaint of cheating in the spot-fixing case, said a Delhi Police officer.

"No other first information report (FIR) will be lodged separately in the spot fixing scandal. Rajasthan Royals' complaint has been added in the previous FIR which was registered on May 9," said the officer.

Informed sources said that the complaint, received by Delhi Police on Monday morning, stated that the team management was cheated and a proper inquiry should be conducted.

A case under the section 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code was registered in the case lodged by now-slain inspector Badrish Dutt of Delhi Police's Special Cell, who intercepted the phone conversions between the bookies and the players for spot-fixing.

According to the officer, Delhi Police have recovered Rs 20 lakh from the house of a relative of arrested Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila in Haryana's Palwal.

A police team on Monday took Chandila to Palwal to recover the money which he received from one of the bookies.

"We recovered a bag containing Chandila's clothing and a cricket kit in which the money was kept. The raid was videographed by the police," said an officer.

Police said another bookie, Baburao Yadav, was detained and is likely to be arrested soon. He introduced Sunil Bhatia to Chandila and fixed a meeting between them in Delhi.

Delhi Police arrested S Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 12 bookies in a post-midnight operation in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahemdabad May 16 for spot-fixing in T20 matches for payments of up to Rs 60 lakh, just for giving away a pre-determined number of runs in an over.

Three more people were arrested in connection with the case on Sunday early morning from Maharashtra's Aurangabad city. The three - Sunil Bhatia, 44; Kiran Dole, 43; and Manish Gudewa, 32 - all natives of Nagpur, are "fixers" who mediated between the bookies and the players.

The police officer said that they have sent the voice sample of the two arrested bookies, Manan and Jiju, and Chandila to the Delhi based Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) on Monday to match their recorded voice conversation during the alleged deal-making.

 

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