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No end to Gurunath’s troubles

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s CB-CID police, which has enlarged its ongoing IPL betting probe to alleged match fixing, is likely to question Gurunath Meiyappan, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official and son in law of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Narayanswamy Srinivasan, “anytime now.”

Crime Branch CID has completed interrogation of hotelier Vikram Agarwal again, based on “certain emerging inputs on match-fixing allegations,” police sources said here on Thursday.

The widening of the probe to alleged match-fixing involving bookies, besides others, came after the Mudgal Committee told the Supreme Court that the angle was not properly probed by the Tamil Nadu police, despite indications pointing to it.

The committee, in its report submitted last month, had indicted Meiyappan for betting and passing of team information during IPL matches, but said allegations of fixing against him require further investigation.

Suspended superintendent of police, G Sampath Kumar, who earlier investigated the case, had alleged in his deposition before the panel that the match fixing angle was not “pursued” by the CB-CID owing to alleged vested interests.

Against this background, summons had been issued to Meiyappan, sources declining to be quoted said, adding his interrogation could happen anytime now.