Mumbai: Forty six people including Chennai Super Kings co-owner and BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and actor Vindoo Dara Singh were named as accused in the Indian Premiere League betting case. Mumbai police had filed chargesheet in the IPL betting case on Saturday.
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has also been charged in the case. He is among the 24 accused who are wanted for trial and 15 of them are in Pakistan and two in Dubai.
The chargesheet runs into thousands of pages, contains transcripts of telephone conversations between Meiyappan, Vindoo, Asad Rauf and bookies. It suggests some games need closer investigation especially one match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
The chargesheet runs into thousands of pages, contains transcripts of telephone conversations between Meiyappan, Vindoo, Asad Rauf and bookies.
CNN-IBN has accessed details of the chargesheet which mentioned conversations between Vindoo and Meiyappan and also between Vindoo and Asad Rauf.
The audio transcripts shows how Meiyappan bet through Vindoo against his own team for a match on May 12, 2013 in which CSK lost to Rajasthan Royals. Meiyappan to Vindoo in the conversation said, "My team is going to make between 130 and 140 runs."
A match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on May 15 is also under scanner where Asad Rauf told Vindoo to "gamble your life on Mumbai". Rauf was the umpire for the match and Mumbai Indians won the match against Rajasthan Royals.
The audio transcript also has Vindoo telling the alleged bookies Jaipur brothers, "We will get the returns for all the gifts".
Refusing to comment on the chargesheet filed against his son-in-law, BCCI President N Srinivasan said that he will not step aside as the President as he is 'not disqualified' and does not see any reason to resign.
The BCCI President also added that the matter is sub-judice and the law should take its own course. He said that he will be asking the secretary of the BCCI to take appropriate legal advice in the matter.
Asad Rauf and Jaipur brothers are among the other accused. The accused have been charged with cheating, gambling, conspiracy and forgery.