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CHENNAI/NEW DELHI, 10 JUNE: Tamil Nadu Police today arrested city hotelier Vikram Aggarwal after questioning him for around seven hours in connection with betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, said an official.
Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department (CBCID) Deputy Superintendent of Police N Venkataraman said: "Mr Aggarwal had money dealings with Uttam C Jain alias Kitty, a bookie."
The bookie also used Mr Aggarwal’s hotel room for betting operations.
Police said Mr Aggarwal had information about pitch conditions and other details pertaining to IPL matches.
They decided to take Mr Aggarwal into custody as he had made numerous calls to many numbers whose ownership is questionable.
The CBCID issued summons on Friday to Mr Aggarwal to appear before them as bookies had operated out of his hotel room.
Known as Victor in betting circles, he had also used the phone connection in his wife’s name to get in touch with the bookies. The hotelier is said to have links with Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, arrested by Mumbai police for betting.
Mr Aggarwal is said to be a friend of Mr Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan.
Bail granted to Sreesanth, 17 others
A Delhi court today granted bail to suspended cricketer S Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila who have been booked under the provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the IPL spot fixing scandal.
Additional Session Judge V K Khanna also granted bail to 15 bookies on personal bonds of Rs 50,000 each.
We can’t go on smelling foul in everything: SC
NEW DELHI, 10 JUNE: Observing that it could not go on "smelling foul" in everything, the Supreme Court today asked a petitioner as to what proof he had that pharma major Ranbaxy was marketing in India the alleged adulterated drugs that it sold in the USA.
"What is the material to straight away allege that drugs being marketed (in India) were part of the same consignments which were sent to the USA," the apex court Bench of Mr Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Mr Justice Madan B Lokur asked public interest litigation filer advocate Mr Manohar Lal Sharma.
Mr Sharma in his petition sought the closure of operations of Ranbaxy in India. The court asked Mr Sharma to give definite material that the same sub-standard drugs were being sold by the company in India. ians