Delhi police re-examine cheating evidence in IPL matches

IPL spot fixing

DUBAI: Before deciding to challenge the Patiala House (Delhi) court verdict which has exonerated all accused, including suspended India pacer S. Sreesanth of spot-fixing in 2013 IPL season, the Delhi police may turn to Mumbai police, where the cheating case filed by an activist Naresh Makani is already being investigated. This was revealed by Kailash Bisht, the investigation officer (Delhi police).

“Within 30 days of the verdict we have to challenge this order”, Bisht said over telephone from Delhi.

“The offence of cheating is also not made out prima facie, even if the entire evidence of prosecution is admitted without formal proof,” the additional sessions judge, Ms. Neena Bansal Krishna of the court, has said in its verdict.

However, the cheating case has already been filed with the authorities in Mumbai.

“I filed a cheating case against the BCCI and six others for cheating of public money by way of existence of betting and spot-fixing during the IPL-6 season”, confirmed Naresh Makani over telephone from Mumbai.

“The case filed in Killa Court in Mumbai, is running slow but steady and the next date of hearing is on August 24”, Makani added.

“I wonder why both-Mumbai police and Delhi police-have not handled this case in proper co-ordination”.

Naresh Makani’s complaint which was also filed with Mumbai police against BCCI, includes N. Srinivasan, Sanjay Jagdale, Anurag Thakur (who were BCCI president, secretary and joint secretary then), Rajeev Shukla, Arun Jaitley, Gurunath Meiyappan and others as accused and deprived him of “fair play” in the IPL-6 under Indian Penal Codes-420, 120-B, 109 R/W and 34.

Besides being an activist and a social worker, Naresh Makani is a Tax Consultant in Mumbai.

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