New Delhi: The arrest of Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh in connection with IPL spot-fixing scandal seems to have opened the Pandora’s Box. The phone-call details accessed by the police indicate that BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Guru Meiyappan has been closely associated with Vindoo.

Now the police are preparing to summon Meiyappan for questioning. BCCI chief Srinivasan is the owner of Chennai Super Kings and his son-in-law Meiyappan is the Team Principal and CEO. Actor Vindoo was arrested by Mumbai police on Thursday when they learnt about his link with bookies. Vindoo’s arrest is also likely to uncover more dubious links and associations in the spot-fixing mess.

The sources say that investigators have also learnt about Vindoo’s association with four more Bollywood celebrities in this case. 

It is important to note that Vindoo was recently spotted with Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi watching an IPL match. Now the police are mulling to approach Sakshi to know if Vindoo tried to get any information from her regarding IPL matches. The cops are also trailing a Bollywood actor and a producer, who allegedly used to fix matches through Vindoo.  

Acting on the clues indicating towards the suspicious association of Vindoo with bookies, the Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested him. Mumbai’s Joint Commissioner of Police Himanshu Roy said Vindoo was arrested from his Juhu residence as soon as the police learnt about his association with the bookies. Virendra Dara Singh Randhawa alias Vindoo Dara Singh was involved in match fixing and it’s being said that he used to charge 0.25 to 0.50 percent commission to arrange money.

According to sources, Vindoo has admitted his guilt saying he was involved in spot-fixing for the past four years. One more bookie and a Hawala agent were arrested on Tuesday in this connection. The police have registered a case of forgery and conspiracy under several sections of Indian Penal Code. Vindoo, along with three others were later presented at Metropolitan Magistrate MN Saleem’s court. The court sent the actor to police custody for three days till May 24.

Besides this, another bookie Prem Taneja, who is believed to be close to Vindoo, was arrested at Mumbai airport when he was trying to escape to Dubai. On the basis of phone call details, it has been found that Vindoo was in touch with Jupiter and several other bookies.

JPN/Bureau

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