Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, was arrested late on Friday night by the Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in betting during the on-going edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, who was arrested earlier this week for his alleged links with bookies, has told the Mumbai Police that he bet on games on Mr Meiyappan's behalf, claim sources. Vindoo has also reportedly said that Mr Meiyappan lost Rs 1 crore in betting.
Gurunath Meiyappan was questioned for nearly two hours at the Crime Branch office on Friday. Sources claim that during his questioning Mr Meiyappan admitted to having placed bets, but blamed Vindoo for it. Mr Meiyappan said he placed bets at the insistence of Vindoo, claimed sources.
Sources claim he has not yet been confronted with Vindoo. Mr Meiyappan will be produced before a court in Mumbai within 24 hours. "We have found his involvement in the offence related to IPL betting case. We have placed him under arrest," Joint Commissioner (Crime) of Mumbai Police Himanshu Roy said.