Meiyappan, Vindoo voice samples match

Meiyappan, Vindoo voice samples match

More trouble is in store for IPL betting scandal accused Gurunath Meiyappan, an ex-official of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and actor Vindoo Dara Singh, as their voice samples have matched with the tapped telephonic conversation in which they were purportedly discussing matches and betting activities, the police said on Friday.

The Mumbai police, probing the scandal that surfaced in the 2013 edition of the T20 League, recently received a forensic report that confirmed the voice samples, a senior Crime Branch official said. Meiyappan, who was team principal of CSK, and Vindoo were arrested in the wake of the scandal and are now out on bail.

“The report will further strengthen our case against the two. During the conversation, Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan, was found discussing things such as possible outcome of matches, toss, team composition, pitch condition, weather and betting activities among others,” the officer said.

Investigators have in their possession extensive transcripts of telephone conversations not only between the two but also other accused, the police said.

Vindoo used to collect match-related information from Meiyappan and shared it with bookies, they said.

In September last year, Meiyappan was chargesheeted along with Vindoo and 20 others in the IPL betting case for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy, four months after the scandal rocked the cricketing world.

Comments (+)