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Meiyappan passed team information and strategies to Vindoo, Jupiter

india Updated: May 25, 2013 14:27 IST
HT Correspondent

The Mumbai Crime Branch on Saturday said that they have got call details of 4 phones of Meiyappan. The call details reveal that he used to place bets with the help of wanted bookie Jupiter and arrested actor and bookie Virendra Dara Singh Randhawa alias Vindoo.

Meiyappan used to stay in touch with the bookies from these phones which allegedly were procured through fake documents, said crime branch officials.

Crime branch said they were still looking for Meiyappan's phones. Meiyappan used these phones to pass on team planning and strategies to Vindoo, said crime branch officials.

Meiyappan made calls to Vindoo when matches were underway, and Vindoo then called bookies with the information.

Police is still investigating the financial arrangement between Meiyappan and Vindoo.

They claimed that the Vindoo's calls were intercepted with sanction and they need to match the calls with Meiyappan's voice sample.

The crime branch also wants to investigate Meiyappan's relationship with Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who was dropped by the ICC from the Champions Trophy after allegations of match fixing cropped up against him.

Meiyappan was placed under arrest at 11.55pm on Friday night, after the Mumbai crime branch questioned him for close to three hours.

Crime branch sources said, Meiyappan was questioned through the night and was also confronted with Vindoo following which he accepted his role in cricket betting.

Meiyappan used to place bets through the book ‘Jack’ that Vindoo operated, said crime branch sources.

A model who is being questioned has claimed that Meiyappan had told her during a phone conversation about how 'tense he was after losing Rs 10 lakh that he had placed as a bet on CSK.