The Mumbai police crime branch claimed to have found the fourth and final missing mobile phone allegedly used by arrested Chennai Super Kings’s Gurunath Meiyappan during searches at his premises in Chennai on Wednesday.
The SIM cards used in the phones were procured in the name of Gurunath or the CSK team. The official claimed that the call details and messages in the four phones would now be forensically analysed to find who Gurunath was in touch with and their contents too. “He (Gurunath) will be confronted with the findings and asked to explain,” the official added.
During Sunday’s searches at Gurunath’s residence and CSK’s office at Coromondel Towers, the Mumbai police claimed to have recovered many articles and documents that established his association with the T20 team as its Principal.
The recovery included a diary in which the name of 14 cricketers was handwritten, 365 envelope covers of CSK (letterhead and logo), 190 visiting cards of Gurunath in which his designation was ‘Principal’ of CSK team (with CSK logo embossed). Apart from those, 1400 stickers of CSK logo, along with the several official CSK T-shirts were also found.
The more incriminating discovery related to Gurunath’s association with the CSK was in the form of a 13-page players’ auction list of 2010 that was found from his residence along with a booklet of 2011 T20 league guide.