Police say Meiyappan evasive, non-cooperative during interrogation

PTI Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 25, 2013

The Mumbai Crime Branch has questioned Chennai Super Kings’ owner Gurunath Meiyappan for several hours after his arrest on Friday night in IPL betting scandal, but he has been “evasive” and “non-cooperative” during interrogation, police said here today.

Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI President N. Srinivasan, was taken to the Crime Branch headquarters after his arrival from Madurai by a chartered aircraft on Friday evening. His arrest was announced by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy at around midnight.

Roy initially quizzed Meiyappan for about two-and-a half hours. After his arrest, the 35-year-old was again subjected to questioning for several hours by the Crime Branch team, police officials said.

“He was not as cooperative as we expected him to be. He was evasive about several questions,” police officials told PTI on Saturday morning.

Gurunath, who will be produced before a court here on Saturday, had been summoned by Mumbai police for questioning after his name cropped up in the betting scandal following the arrest of actor Vindoo Dara Singh on May 21.

Vindoo, winner of reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 3 and son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh, was allegedly in “frequent touch” with Gurunath during the IPL matches and claimed to have told the Mumbai Crime Branch that the CSK owner had lost Rs 1 crore through betting.

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Published on May 25, 2013
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