IPL 2013 spot-fixing row: Vikram Aggarwal's hotels raided by Tamil Nadu police

Many names have emerged during the investigations into the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy © Getty Images

Chennai: May 31, 2013

The Crime Branch-CID of Tamil Nadu police on Friday conducted raids at two hotels of Chennai-based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal in connection with the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 betting probe.

Searches were held at Aggarwal’s Radisson Blu and Fortune Palm hotels in Chennai on court directive, CB-CID officials said on condition of anonymity.

With Aggarwal appearing before Mumbai Crime branch on Friday, the CB-CID’s future course of action will depend accordingly, they said.

Summoned by CB-CID to appear on May 30, Aggarwal, being probed for his alleged connection in a betting ring which also includes actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, had failed to respond to the summons.

Madras High Court had also dismissed his anticipatory bail application.

Police had announced initiating all legal action to ensure his presence for interrogation even as ten bookies are in the police net for their alleged involvement in IPL betting.

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