Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday May 23, 2013, New Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai
The Delhi Police has told NDTV that more players are involved in the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Speaking to NDTV, SN Srivastava, Special Commissioner, Special Cell, Delhi Police, said that the on-field performance of the arrested players is direct evidence of their involvement in spot-fixing. He also added there is enough evidence against Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth, who was arrested last week along with two of his team-mates, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.
A Group of Ministers (GoM) will now reportedly take a 'political' call on whether the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI should be made more autonomous or whether minor changes to enhance the powers of the CBI director would be sufficient. The GoM met in the capital yesterday; Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was the only absentee at the meeting. The CBI, meanwhile, has its own wish-list and is pressing for greater autonomy.
A Group of Ministers (GoM) met in the capital today to discuss granting greater autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was the only absentee in the meeting. The ministers' panel will now take a 'political' call on what steps should be taken to make the investigating agency more autonomous or only make minor changes to enhance the powers of the CBI Director.
Delhi Police will seek access to items found in the Mumbai hotel room where cricketer S Sreesanth stayed, sources say. Delhi Police will reportedly file a production warrant addressed to their Mumbai counterparts in court.
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A Group of Ministers (GoM) will meet in the capital today to discuss granting greater autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI. The ministers are expected to chalk out an action plan on the contentious issue, and could consider granting functional and financial autonomy to the investigating agency.
The three tainted cricketers arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the on-going season of Indian Premier League - S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - were today remanded to police custody for five more days by a Delhi court. They have been in the custody of Delhi Police ever since they were arrested last Thursday.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the remaining four matches of the Indian Premier League, plagued by the spot-fixing scandal, but has asked India's cricket board to ensure that "cricket should remain a gentleman's game."
Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, son of wrestler Dara Singh, has been sent to police custody till May 24 by a court in Mumbai. He was arrested by the Mumbai Police for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.
The massive spot-fixing scandal that has cast a shadow on the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is getting murkier every day, with more people - cricketers and alleged bookies - being arrested by the police. 19 people have been arrested so far.