IPL scam: Raj Kundra's business partner retracts allegations that he placed bets

After the interrogation, the Delhi Police had alleged that Mr Kundra had admitted to placing bets worth Rs. 1 crore in the last three years on IPL matches. Gambling on all sports except horse-racing is illegal in India.

updated: June 12, 2013 18:17 IST
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New Delhi: Umesh Goenka, the business partner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra, today moved a sessions court to retract his allegations that the 37-year-old NRI businessman had placed bets in the IPL.

Mr Goenka claims the statement he had given in front of a magistrate, was given under duress; he was beaten up and forced to write the statement, he alleged.

The sessions court has asked the Delhi Police's special cell to file its reply by Friday, June 14. The next hearing in the case will be on June 19.

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