Indian Supreme Court Calls For Information On Betting Allegations Involving Meiyappan
The Supreme Court-appointed committee probing the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal has called on people having any information on the allegations of betting against Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and other accused "to share their inputs with the panel," according to the PTI. The committee is headed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and comprising additional Solicitor General L. Nageshwar Rao and senior advocate Nilay Dutta. The committee, after "perusal" of the Supreme Court order, "decided on its schedule of meetings." The panel was "appointed in the first week of this month." The committee "has urged anybody with information on the fixing allegations against Meiyappan and other accused to mail it to them" (PTI, 10/24). The PTI also reported former IPL Chair Lalit Modi's lawyer and Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association President Mehmood Abdi has given a written police complaint "seeking criminal case be registered" against Srinivasan and some office bearers of TV broadcasters MSM/Sony. Marine Drive police station Senior Police Inspector Rameshwar Suple said, "We have received a written complaint on September 23 from lawyer Abdi who sought a criminal complaint be registered against Mr. Srinivasan and others. We have recorded the statement of Mr. Abdi. We are yet to record the statement of people against whom the complaint has been received. We have begun preliminary investigation, but no FIR has been registered so far" (PTI, 10/24).