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Noose tightens around Meiyappan

Noose tightens  around Meiyappan
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The first serious offensive against all those involved in spot-fixing and gambling during the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be launched in the next couple of days.

Mumbai (Agencies): The first serious offensive against all those involved in spot-fixing and gambling during the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be launched in the next couple of days. According to sources the Mumbai Police has prepared its charge-sheet in the scam. Names included in the charge-sheet are that of Chennai Super Kings' former CEO, Gurunath Meiyappan, and tainted Pakistan umpire, Asad Rauf, who is on the run ever since his name broke out.

The Mumbai Police charge-sheet lists 21 accused, who thye maintain were actively involved in cheating the people. The son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan is likely to be charged under various counts, including for cheating and gambling. Police sources confirmed that they were in possession of incriminating evidences against Meiyappan, which include transcripts of the call detail records, CCTV footage and documents used to obtain SIM cards for bookmakers.

Meiyappan and actor Vindu Dara Singh were arrested in May but released on bail in June. The spot-fixing controversy erupted when the Delhi cops accidentally ran into the alleged involvement of cricketers in spot-fixing during IPL VI. This followed the arrest of three players from Rajasthan Royals, including S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Delhi Police alleged that they had conceded more than a specified number of runs per over in return for money from illegal bookmakers.Last week, Sreesanth and Chavan were banned for life by the BCCI for their alleged involvement in the scandal.
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