New Delhi: A day after the Mukul Mudgal panel agreed to further probe the allegations against the 13 names mentioned in the sealed envelope submitted to the Supreme Court on February 10, NDTV has learnt that Mumbai Police may be asked to assist in investigating the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked Indian cricket last year. A formal order is expected on Tuesday when the Supreme Court dwells on the case once again.
On Tuesday, Justice Mudgal, who earlier led a Supreme Court appointed three-member inquiry team, agreed to do another round of investigation after a proposed BCCI panel was struck down. Mudgal's consent came after the top court requested the former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court judge to continue to probe allegations of corruption against suspended BCCI president N. Srinivasan and 12 others. The court also directed Justice Mudgal to pick the agencies who could assist him during investigations. The Mumbai Police is likely to be one of them.
The crime branch of the Mumbai Police has been a major investigative agency in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case. They were the ones who arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. Mumbai Police filed a chargesheet in September last year. It charged Singh, Meiyappan and Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf for illegal activities.