Chennai/Mumbai: Mumbai Police will on Thursday question BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law and CEO of Chennai Super Kings Gurunath Meiyappan in connection with the IPL betting scandal.

BCCI chief’s son-in-law linked to Vindoo

A two-member team from Mumbai arrived here on Thursday morning to question Meiyappan with whom arrested actor Vindoo Randhawa was in touch, and CSK's top executives, police said.

According to police, the call records of Vindoo, son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh, who was arrested in the IPL betting case on Tuesday, indicated that the actor had made several calls to Meiyappan. "Vindoo made several calls to Meiyappan of the Chennai IPL. We may call the person in question to ascertain the reasons why these frequent calls were made," an officer involved in the probe had said.

The actor was arrested for his alleged association with bookies. Vindoo, winner of reality TV show Bigg Boss season 3, was allegedly in touch with some bookies arrested in the scandal. The actor also reportedly admitted to having facilitated the escape of two bookies -- Pawan Jaipur and Sanjay Jaipur-- to Dubai from Mumbai on May 17.

The duo had gone underground to evade arrest after Mumbai Police busted the international betting racket with the arrest of key bookie Ramesh Vyas and three others on May 14.

The ongoing IPL is in mess after the arrest of speedster S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals team mates last week. Police have claimed that the trio received upto Rs 60 lakh from bookies for bowling one manipulated over. A Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth and his teammates- Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan- in Mumbai last week for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches.

(Agencies)

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