Meiyappan, Vindoo sent to judicial custody
A local court has reserved its order on the bail applications filed by CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and actor Vindoo Randhawa arrested in the T20 betting scandal, after they were remanded to judicial custody on Monday.india Updated: Jun 03, 2013 22:44 IST
A local court has reserved its order on the bail applications filed by CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and actor Vindoo Randhawa arrested in the T20 betting scandal, after they were remanded to judicial custody on Monday.
The court had on Friday extended their police custody till Monday when the additional metropolitan magistrate remanded them in judicial custody till June 14 along with hawala operator Alpesh Patel and bookie Prem Taneja.
The accused had immediately moved for bail following their remand to judicial custody with their lawyers urging the court to grant bail as no more custodial interrogation was required.
Vindoo’s advocate had earlier argued that there is no evidence to connect him with any bookies.
Meiyappan had argued that even if the authorities have made allegations of placing bets, no offence is made out and even after 10 days the police have not been able to produce any evidence.
After the prosecution opposed the bail, the defence lawyers contended that placing bets is a bailable offence and added that all the sections leveled against him except for those under the IPC, which according to them cannot be applied, are bailable.
Vindoo’s advocate argued that the allegation against the arrested actor can be at the most only for contacting bookies and that he cannot be charged for being part of the larger conspiracy.