Meiyappan arrested in IPL betting case
Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested here late tonight for his alleged involvment in betting on IPL matches, threatening the future of the franchise and continuance of his father-in-law N Srinivasan as BCCI chief.
"We have interrogated Gurunath based on information we have. We have gone through the questioning of him in detail and after due deliberations, we have come to the conclusion that there is evidence of his involvement in the offence (of IPL betting) we are investigating. We have placed him under arrest", Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Mumbai Police Himanshu Roy told reporters.
He said Gurunath will be produced before a court within 24 hours as per the law.
35-year-old Gurunath was summoned by Mumbai Police for questioning after actor Vindoo Dara Singh implicated him in betting.
Gurunath flew here by a chartered aircraft from Madurai a little after missing the 5 pm deadline set by police for questioning.
Gurunath reached Mumbai late in the evening accompanied by noted Chennai lawyer P S Raman.
He was taken from the Mumbai airport to the Crime Branch headquarters and subjected to interrogation before being arrested.