Gurunath Meiyappan accused of betting and cheating by Mumbai Police in chargesheet

The Mumbai Police have claimed that it has clinching evidence against Gurunath Meiyappan (centre) © IANS

Mumbai: Sep 21, 2013

Gurunath Meiyappan has been named in chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting case.

Meiyappan, the former team principal of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise and who is also the son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan, has been charged for betting and cheating during the IPL, according to NDTV.

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has also been named as an accused, along with actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 15 bookies from Pakistan.

The hearing for the case has been scheduled for November 21.

The Mumbai Police have claimed that it has clinching evidence against Meiyappan which included transcripts of his call records, documents used to secure sim cards for bookies and CCTV footage.

Meiyappan was arrested on May 25 on the basis of a confession by Vindoo Dara Singh. The duo was held in police custody till June 4 after which they were released on bail. Vindoo had also revealed that umpire Rauf had received expensive gifts from bookies for his birthday.
 
The filing of the chargesheet comes over a week after S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were handed life bans for their involvement in spot-fixing.