Gurunath Meiyappan used to place bets through the book ‘Jack’ that Virendra Dara Singh Randhawa alias Vindoo operated, according to investigators of the Mumbai police crime branch.
They claimed that Vindoo under sustained interrogation had told them Meiyappan had placed bets and that they had got corroboration of this from one of the two Lokhandwala models being questioned about their links to the two men.
The model claimed that Meiyappan had told her during a phone conversation how “tense he was after losing Rs 10 lakh that he had lost after placing a bet on CSK,” said a senior crime branch officer requesting anonymity. “The two models have claimed to have exchanged calls and SMSes with Meiyappan, after Vindoo introduced them to him.”
The model also told police officials how she had herself incurred losses to the tune of Rs 16 lakh.