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May 16, 2013 at 09:13pm IST

Underworld involved in IPL 6 spot-fixing, says Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar

New Delhi: Indicating an underworld connection to the spot-fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday details of involvement of bookies and players started coming out while underworld elements were being investigated in March. "We started investigating the bookies in April. Our teams were present at the IPL grounds," he told CNN-IBN.

Underscoring the seriousness of the scandal, in which three Rajasthan Royals players - S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on Thursday morning - Kumar said there was definitely a Dubai connection with the spot-fixing and the first person under probe was using a Dubai number. "It was a chance interception that led us to unravel the whole scandal," he said.

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Kumar said the players and the bookies were in contact even during the match breaks. He added that there is enough evidence to prosecute the accused in the case. However, he added that there was no proof of spot-fixing against any other player apart from the three arrested.