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The game’s on: Key bookie held in IPL spot-fixing case

Suspected key bookie in the IPL spot-fixing case, Jitendra Singh alias Jeetu, was arrested by Delhi police from Ahmedabad on Friday, 40 days after the scam was busted. Singh was remanded by a Delhi court to four-day custody of Delhi police which said he needs to be questioned to unearth the ‘deep-rooted conspiracy’ behind the scam.

Sleuths of the elite special cell of Delhi police arrested Singh after a long investigation that had started with the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, along with several of bookies and fixers.
Officials of Delhi police claimed that they have proof that Singh was in constant touch with bookie Chandresh Patel alias Chand, and was fixing deals ahead of every match. Delhi police has alleged that bookies Chand and Manan to have been supplying call girls to Sreesanth, the money for which was also being provided by Singh.  

Singh, originally a resident of Ahmedabad, had been on the run for the last 40 days and sleuths had been tracking him since. Police claimed that his arrest may give fresh leads into the scandal that has rocked the cash-rich IPL tournament.
'Both Chand and Manan are out on bail and police may now ask them to appear before it for a fresh round of interrrogation,' sources said.

The 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal came into the open when the Delhi police arrested three cricketers, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on charges of spot-fixing.
Meanwhile, Mumbai police had arrested Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh and BCCI president N Sreenivasan’s son-in-law  Gurunath Meiyappan for alleged betting and having links with bookies.

'Singh’s is the twenty-ninth arrest by Delhi police in the spot-fixing case,' an officer said. However, 21 accused in the case, including Sreesanth and Chavan, have been granted bail by the court.

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