Raj Kundra unlikely to be arrested despite betting claims: Delhi Police

Raj Kundra had claimed to have been involved in IPL betting for the last two-three years © PTI

Mumbai: Jun 6, 2013

Sources in the Delh Police on Thursday said that they are unlikely to arrest Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, who admitted to have been involved in Indian Premier League (IPL) betting, if they fail to establish a spot-fixing link.

According to CricketNext, the Delhi Police Special CP, SN Srivastav said, “We are not arresting him as we don’t have enough evidence yet.” However, the police are keeping the option of charging Kundra under the Gambling Act open.

Meanwhile, sources in the BCCI have told CNN-IBN that they have taken cognizance of the Delhi Police statement on Raj Kundra and will be having Emergent Working Committee meeting on the issue soon.

Earlier, Delhi Police Chief Neeraj Kumar said that the Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra was involved in betting and that is why they called him for questioning.

“He admitted to betting, especially on his own team. He also said he has lost a lot of money during the betting,” said Kumar.

Kumar also said that Umesh Goenka is a bookie and that Kundra placed his bets through him.

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