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CB CID to re-examine IPL scam suspects

A top official in the investigating agency told “The Hindu” that CSK’s Gurunath Meiyappan, hotelier Vikram Agarwal, Kitty alias Utham Jain, the alleged bookie, and others would be examined again.
The Crime Branch CID of the Tamil Nadu Police has decided to summon and re-examine a few suspects in the IPL betting scandal in light of new evidence emerging, and question IPS officer G. Sampath Kumar on the basis of his statement to the Mudgal Committee.

A top official in the investigating agency told The Hindu that Chennai Super Kings’ Gurunath Meiyappan, hotelier Vikram Agarwal, Kitty alias Utham Jain, the alleged bookie, and others would be examined again. Mr. Kumar had told the Mudgal Committee that Kitty, during interrogation by the ‘Q’ Branch CID, revealed specific details of match fixing involving Mr. Meiyappan, Mr. Agarwal and others.

“This input has to be probed before the charge sheet is laid. We will confront the suspects with the evidence put before the Mudgal Committee. No agency of the State police has the interrogation report of Kitty,” he said.

He said the question of re-investigation would not arise as the probe was still on.

“We are yet to lay the charge sheet, and the accused have to appear before the investigation officer when summoned. We will also question Mr. Kumar on the basis of his statement and about what happened to the report of Kitty’s interrogation,” the official added.

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