‘Guru had no connection with players’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2013 03:20 IST

Metropolitan Magistrate MN Saleem of the Esplanade court has, in the bail-order of Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh, took a dig at the 'weak case' of the Mumbai police crime branch, observing the agency had failed to gather evidence for the charges of cheating and forgery against the duo and gave no links of the case with spot or match fixing.

In the order, the magistrate has said most of the charges under which the accused were booked are bailable.

“The prosecution has accepted that Meiyappan was not involved in match fixing or spot fixing and knew no one other than Vindoo through whom he allegedly placed bets. The prosecution has nowhere claimed that he has any connection with any cricketer or any player.”

The court order also commented the prosecution has failed to provide links towards involvement of umpire Asad Rauf.

“... But further link about match-fixing with the help of the umpire is totally missing.”

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