Meiyappan chargesheeted by Mumbai Police

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 13:11 hrs

Mumbai: Mumbai police filed a voluminous charge-sheet in the Indian Premier League-6 (IPL-6) spot-fixing scam, naming Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, cricket board chief N. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf and many others before a metropolitan magistrate here Saturday.

Besides 22 accused and eight wanted accused, the charge-sheet has named several Indian and Pakistani bookies, many of whom were arrested in Mumbai when the scam sufaced in May.

Running into more than 11,500 pages, the police have charged the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Mumbai Police Act, IT Act and Gambling Act.

The police have named around 200 witnesses and attached half-a-dozen forensic reports and mentioned 181 seizures pertaining to the case.

The police have also cited phone records, CCTV footage, SIM card details and other evidence in the charge-sheet.

The spot-fixing scam had erupted in May with the arrest of some cricketers and bookies in separate operations Delhi police and Mumbai Police.

According to the chargesheet, "investigators have evidence to prove that Mr. Meiyappan has passed on crucial information that compromises the team strategy, information about team composition, information about injury updates, information about who is going to bat where."

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