IPL: Chennai Police pulled up for lapse in match-fixing probe
Grurunath Maiyappan has found himself in trouble in betting scandal © PTI
Feb 12, 2014
The Mudgal Committee report on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting controversy has stunned the whole cricketing fraternity. According to reports, Nilay Dutta, a senior advocate and a member of the said committee has pulled up the Chennai Police for not investigating a potential match-fixing deal.
FirstPost reported that Dutta stated, “there seems to be a deliberate intention to cover up the match fixing deal allegedly arrived at on 27.04.2013.” Dutta’s report mentions one of the police officials saying that there were allegations of a deal being reached between Gurunath Meiyappan, an “important India player” and Vikram Agarwal.
Repercussions of the Mudgal Report
This was a statement from the Superintendent of the Q Branch in Chennai. The said branch was to hand over a file containing a bookie, Uttam Jain’s (Kitty) statement to the Mudgal committee but did not do so.
Dutta remarks in his report, “Curiously, the interrogation report of Kitty by the CBCID Branch of Chennai police do not reveal anything about any deal on 27.04.2013,”