The police custody of Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, and actor Vindoo Dara Singh ends on Monday. The Mumbai Police has been quizzing them on allegations of betting in cricket matches. Both of them are expected to be produced in court later in the day.
A Mumbai court had extended the police remand of Meiyappan, Vindoo and two others arrested in the spot-fixing case till June 3 on Friday after the prosecution sought further custody to unravel their connection with absconding bookies.
Additional metropolitan magistrate AA Khan granted the crime branch's plea for extending their remand rejecting defence counsel's contention that the offence they had been booked for were bailable and that they had already spent "sufficient time" in Mumbai Police's custody.
In its remand application, police said Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan; Vindoo; Alpesh Patel, a hawala operator and Prem Taneja, a conduit for bookies, were needed to be interrogated further to know about the wanted bookies Sanjay Jaipur, Pawan Jaipur and Jupiter.
Meiyappan, armed with privileged information as CSK's team principal, is alleged to have placed "huge bets" on T20 matches after fixing the game, including those involving the Chennai franchise. He is said to have lost Rs. 1 crore through betting.