Mumbai: Mumbai Police Crime Branch questioned Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan for several hours after his arrest on Friday night in connection with IPL betting scandal. According to police he was ‘evasive’ and ‘non-cooperative’ during the interrogation process, police said on Saturday.

CSK CEO arrested in IPL betting case

Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI Chief N Srinivasan, was taken to Crime Branch headquarters after his arrival from Madurai by a chartered aircraft on Friday evening. His arrest was announced by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy at around midnight.

Roy initially quizzed Meiyappan for about two-and-a half hours. After his arrest, the 35-year-old was again subjected to questioning for several hours by Crime Branch team. "He was not as cooperative as we expected him to be. He was evasive about several questions," police officials said on Saturday morning.

CSK CEO Meiyappan lost Rs 1 crore in betting

CSK CEO to be produced in court today

Gurunath will be produced before a court on Saturday. The 35-year-old top honcho of CSK was in the eye of a huge storm after actor and TV reality show winner Vindoo Dara Singh, arrested for his alleged links to bookies, admitted to having placed bets on his behalf. Vindoo was allegedly in frequent touch with Meiyappan during the IPL matches. He had told Mumbai Police that the CSK owner had lost Rs 1 crore through betting.


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