Meiyappan, Vindoo Singh get bail, ordered not to leave country
While giving bail to the duo on a personal surety of Rs. 25000 each, the court asked them to appear before the investigating officer of crime branch every alternate day. They were also told not to leave the country. Charul Shah reports.india Updated: Jun 04, 2013 22:54 IST
A Mumbai court on Tuesday granted bail to Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh in the T20 league betting scandal case being investigated by the Mumbai crime branch.
Meiyappan, 35, is the son-in-law of under fire Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan — who has stepped aside — and was till recently noted as the team principal of Chennai Super Kings. Actor Vindoo, 49, is the son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh.
While giving bail to the duo on a personal surety of Rs. 25000 each, the court asked them to appear before the investigating officer of crime branch every alternate day. They were also told not to leave the country.
Vindoo was arrested on May 21 for allegedly placing bets on this season’s T20 matches, getting inside information on teams and passing it on to bookies. According to sources, Vindoo has close links with bookies Sanjay and Pawan Jaipur, who are out of the country.
Meiyappan was arrested on May 24 for placing bets through Vindoo and also passing him inside information.
Vindoo and Meiyappan had moved the bail applications on Monday after the metropolitan magistrate remanded them in judicial custody till June 14.
The court also granted bail to seven other accused in the case — Ramesh Vyas, Padurang Kadam, Ashok Vyas, Niraj Shah, Aplesh Patel and Prem Taneja.
First Published: Jun 04, 2013 11:33 IST