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Jun 10, 2013 at 07:21pm IST

IPL betting: Hotelier Vikram Aggarwal arrested by Tamil Nadu Police

Chennai: Chennai-based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal was arrested on Monday by the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-CID for his role in the IPL betting scandal. "We have been able to establish that he was gambling on IPL matches," said TN CB-CID DSP Venkatraman.

Aggarwal appeared before the TN CB-CID today. The police said they have learnt that Aggarwal was in close contact with arrested bookie Kitty and that he used his hotel Radisson Blu as a location to place bets.

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"Further enquiry has revealed that Aggarwal had details of pitch conditions, among other information. So now we have decided to place him under arrest," Venkatraman said.

IPL betting: Vikram Aggarwal arrested by TN CB-CID

The police said Aggarwal was in close contact with bookie Kitty and that he used his hotel Radisson Blu as a location to place bets.

Aggarwal, who allowed some bookies to operate from his hotels, had earlier sought time to appear before the CB-CID. His two hotels in Chennai were raided after his alleged links with bookies came to light.

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