IPL 2013 betting case: Police arrest bookie in Rajasthan

The police said that the bookie was in touch with Pakistani bookies via conference calls © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Mumbai: Jul 29, 2013

Another alleged bookie has been arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket betting case, taking the number of those apprehended in the case so far upto 20, the police said.

“Ramlal Harilal Johar (44), wanted in the IPL betting case, was picked up from Rajasthan and placed under arrest after being brought here today,” a Crime Branch official said.

Johar was in touch with Pakistani bookies via conference calls facilitated by one Ramesh Vyas who is under arrest, the officer said.

With Johar’s arrest, the number of accused, who have been arrested in the case, has risen upto 20 and these include arrests of bookies like Ramesh Vyas, Ashok Vyas and Pandurang Kadam, among others.

Besides these recent arrests, Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan, who is son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan and Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, were also arrested in the case earlier and they are currently out on bail.