IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Baburao Yadav arrested by Delhi Police

Baburao Yadav was earlier suspended by Railways after his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League 2013 © Getty Images

New Delhi: May 21, 2013

Former Ranji player Baburao Yadav was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal even as police said it is likely to seek further custody of three arrested players and some bookies.

Yadav, who was picked up from Delhi yesterday and questioned for his links with arrested player Ajit Chandila, has been placed under arrest, police sources said.

It was Yadav who allegedly introduced Chandila to bookie Sunil Bhatia, who is already arrested, they said.

With his arrest, a total of 18 people — three IPL players, four former players and 11 bookies and their assistants — have been arrested since last Thursday in connection with the scandal that rocked the cricketing world.

Police sources also said they will seek custody of three arrested players — Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankit Chavan — and eight bookies when they will be produced in court as their remand ends on Tuesday.

Rajasthan Royals had lodged a complaint on Monday with Delhi Police against its three players— Chandila, Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan — accusing them of cheating and other charges.

Two persons, who watched the Rajasthan Royals matches in Chandigarh and Mumbai, had also approached police with complaints of cheating.

BCCI’s anti-corruption unit chief Ravi Sawani, who has been asked to head the probe in spot-fixing by the cricketing body, yesterday held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and other top officials and offered all help.

Investigators yesterday took Chandila to his aunt’s house in Palwal in Haryana from where they allegedly recovered Rs 20 lakh from a cricket kit which also contained his personal belongings, the official said.

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