Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IPL SPOT FIXING SCAM: 20 lakh found in kit bag at Chandila’s aunt’s house

Cops Also Hunt For Sreesanth Money Trail
New Delhi: The money trail in the IPL spot-fixing scandal is getting established with the Delhi police on Monday recovering Rs 20 lakh from the residence of Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila’s aunt in Palwal, a Haryana town close to Chandila’s hometown, Faridabad.

Early in the morning a police team, with Chandila in tow, reached Palwal to carry out the search at his aunt’s
house. The money was recovered from a cricket kit bag. “Chandila helped us locate the bag. The entire process was videographed so that it can be produced in court as evidence,” said a senior officer.

Top police sources said that the money trail in the case of India international S Sreesanth was also close to being established. It’s learned that the pacer went into a flurry of buying lavish gifts for his friends. The cops are trying to establish these purchases with the date around which bookies allegedly paid him.

In Chandila’s case, police suspect that the recovered money is the amount he allegedly took from the bookies as advance.

Baburao Yadav, a 30-yearold former Ranji Trophy player from Vidarbha, was detained for questioning by the Delhi police on Monday

When a TOI reporter called Yadav around 11.30am, his voice sounded calm. “I won’t be able to talk to you anymore because I am being taken to Delhi police special cell. And they will take away my phone,” he said

Yadav said he was being taken there by ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit and that he was in touch with Dharamveer Yadav, ICC’s regional (India & Sri Lanka) security manager. Dharamveer denied this

Born in the small town of Chandrapur in Maharashtra

Bowled brisk medium pace and was a handy bat in his heyday

Trained at the MRF Pace Academy with Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, R P Singh, Irfan Pathan and others Last first-class game in 2004 where he took three wickets against Services

Also played for Ahmedabad Rockets and Hyderabad Heroes in ICL SUSPENDED

Was suspended from his job as a signal offi cer in Nagpur with South East Central Railways on Monday

Was seen as potential national player by fellow cricketers. Loved crisis situations where he could emerge as a hero

Was regarded as a helpful person by fellow players. Kept contact with several fi rst-class cricketers

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