IPL scam: 6 bookies arrested in Chennai

Last Updated: Fri, May 17, 2013 11:31 hrs

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Police on Friday said they have arrested six people for allegedly involving in betting in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

The police said mobile phones and computers were also recovered from them.

The police conducted raids in 13 places in Chennai in connection to the matter on Friday.

The police, however, said the arrests were only related to betting and not fixing.

Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on Thursday for their role in spot-fixing.

A Delhi court on Thursday remanded to five-day custody S. Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan, Ajit Chandila and 11 bookies arrested in connection to the scam.

Hours after three cricketers were arrested on Thursday, the Delhi Police revealed the nexus between the players and confirmed the involvement of Mumbai 'underworld' in the scam. In media the buzz is about Dawood Ibrahim's crime syndicate D-Company's shadow over the IPL scam.

Giving details of the spot fixing scandal that rocked the ongoing cash-rich IPL, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said three matches were fixed.

The Delhi Police also showed video footage against all the cricketers who were arrested in connection the scam.

Confirming underworld's link in the scam, Kumar said: "We got information that the Mumbai underworld is also involved in spot-fixing and match-fixing..... The mastermind is sitting abroad."

"There are overseas connections and there is evidence to prove that the underworld is involved," Kumar said.

The police are scanning the various IPL matches, including those not involving Rajasthan Royals, to spot anomalies based on taped conversations of bookies.

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