Another bookie held in Ahmedabad

 The arrest of bookie Vinod Moolchandani here may make the IPL spot-fixing controversy murkier.

According to Ahmedabad Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) A K Sharma, an incriminating SMS dated April 12 has been found in one of the 12 mobile phones seized from the bookie. He was asked to place a bet on Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match between Hyderabad and Delhi. The message said Hyderabad would win the match. Incidentally, Hyderabad romped home victorious.

“By far, it was only about spot-fixing in IPL matches, but by the looks of it, even the matches could have been fixed,” said a police source. The Ahmedabad crime branch had arrested Moolchandani in connection with the ongoing IPL spot-fixing controversy in a posh housing society in Satellite Ahmedabad. The police have recovered 12 mobile phones, two laptops, 1 kg gold and Rs 1.26 crore in cash from Moolchandani. While he is still being interrogated, sources maintain that Moolchandani is connected to some of the big names in the business.

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