IPL 2013 spot-fixing: Mumbai Police nab bookie in Jaipur

The bookie was arrested by the Mumbai Police late Thursday and produced before a magistrate who remanded him to a week’s custody till July 31 © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Mumbai: Jul 25, 2013

The Mumbai Police have nabbed another bookie in the ongoing investigations into the IPL betting and match-fixing scam, an official said here Thursday.

The accused, Devendra Kothari, was picked up in Jaipur by a team of the Mumbai Police and arrested after he was brought to this city late Wednesday.

He was produced before a Mumbai magistrate who remanded him to a week’s custody till July 31.

According to the police, Kothari allegedly placed bets on cricket matches through his relatives, Pawan and Sanjay Chhabra — famous as ‘Jaipur brothers’ in betting circles.

The police also recorded the statements of the Chhabras Thursday, the official said.

Kothari, with cases registered against him in Jaipur, was reportedly in touch with bookies in Pakistan through one of his associates, bookie Ramesh Vyas, who is also under arrest.

Those arrested by Mumbai Police in the IPL-6 scam probe include bookie and Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan — the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan — and several bookies.

Both Vindoo and Meiyappan are currently out on bail.