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IPL scam: Rajasthan Royals lodge complaint

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, May 20, 2013 14:35 hrs
IPL Spot-Fixing: 3 more bookies arrested

New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals Monday lodged a written complaint of cheating in the spot fixing case, said a Delhi Police officer.

"No other First Information Report (FIR) will be lodged separately in the spot fixing scandal. Rajasthan Royals' complaint has been added in the previous FIR which was registered on May 9," said the officer.

Informed sources said that the complaint, received by Delhi Police Monday morning, stated that the team management was cheated and proper inquiry should be conducted.

A case under the section 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code was registered in the case lodged by now-slain inspector Badrish Dutt of Delhi Police's Special Cell, who intercepted the phone conversions between the bookies and the IPL players for spot fixing.

According to the officer, Delhi Police have recovered Rs.20 lakh from the house of a relative of arrested Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila in Haryana's Palwal.

A police team Monday took Chandila to Palwal to recover the money which he received from one of the bookies.

"We recovered a bag containing Chandila's clothing and a cricket kit in which the money was kept. The raid was videographed by the police," said an officer.

Police said another bookie, Baburao Yadav, was detained and is likely to be arrested soon. He introduced Sunil Bhatia to Chandila and fixed a meeting between them in Delhi.

Delhi Police arrested S. Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 12 bookies in a post-midnight operation in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahemdabad May 16 for spot fixing in IPL matches for payments of up to Rs.60 lakh, just for giving away a pre-determined number of runs in an over.

Three more people were arrested in connection with the case Sunday early morning from Maharashtra's Aurangabad city. The three - Sunil Bhatia, 44, Kiran Dole, 43, and Manish Gudewa, 32 - all natives of Nagpur, are "fixers" who mediated between the bookies and the players.

The police officer said that they have sent the voice sample of the two arrested bookies, Manan and Jiju, and Chandila to the Delhi based Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Monday to match their recorded voice conversation during the alleged deal-making.

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