IPL Spot-fixing: Summons issued to Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan

A Mumbai Police team today visited the residence of Gurunath Meiyappan, CEO of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, to question him as part of its on-going investigation into the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, Meiyappan was not at home prompting the police to issue summons. Mumbai Police have served summons askingasking him to Meiyappan to appear before crime branch between 11 am to 5 pm on Friday.

Mr Meiyappan is the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan. Sources say there is no confirmation that he had links to betting.

This comes a day after actor Vindoo Dara Singh told investigators that he was “frequently in touch” with Mr Meiyappan, sources said. The actor also reportedly told the police that he had made a few calls to Mr Meiyappan over the past two months, they added. The police are now trying to verify the veracity of Vindoo’s claims.

Vindoo was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing. He will be in police custody till Friday. He has been charged with cheating and forgery.

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