HC seeks police report in IPL match-fixing, betting case
The Bombay high court on Thursday asked the Mumbai Police crime branch to submit a progress report in a case being probed by them into the alleged match-fixing and betting in 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches.
On a PIL, seeking a joint probe by CBI, the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate into the alleged match-fixing and betting in 2013 IPL matches, a Bench of Justices Abhay Oka and PD Naik asked the police to submit the progress report of investigations carried out by them on April 27. The Bench also asked investigation officer Nandkumar Gopale to appear in person on April 27.
The court asked police to inform about the steps it had taken to trace the accused. The police said it had arrested 22 accused in this case, and said they would make further investigations and file a supplementary charge-sheet.
The petitioner, activist Ketan Tirodkar, prayed that CBI be directed to register a case of cheating against players and bookies who had allegedly developed nexus with vested interests for “fixing matches or promoting betting in IPL matches”.