IPL Fixing: Ajit Chandila's kin raided, Rs 20 lakh found

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New Delhi, May 20: In a latest development in recent IPL spot fixing scandal, one of the main accused in the case -- cricketer Ajit Chandila's relative faced wrath of investigating officials.

Rs 20 lakh has reportedly been recovered from the tainted cricketer's relative's house. During the raid in Faridabad on Monday, May 20, police found the huge amount which was suspected to be the money which was paid to the cricketer for his alleged involvement in the scandal.

According to sources, during their interrogation, police received information from the suspended Rajasthan Royals player and reached Faridabad. Rs 20 lakh was found from Chandila's cricket kit bag which was kept in his relative's residence in the city.

Chandila allegedly had played a crucial role as a conduit between bookies and other cricketers. Chandila along with S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and arrested bookies have been shifted to a new place on Monday.

According to sources, police would take voice sample of all arrested cricketers and bookies to verify the sample comparing recordings of the telephonic conversations that the investigators have in their possession.

Delhi Police, during their investigation, was said to have found a telephonic conversation between Chandila and his wife. According to the sources, Chandila had snubbed his wife who asked him about money which he was getting during IPL matches.

During the conversation with his wife, the player reportedly claimed that a man would come home to drop some money which was his "hard-unearned money".

The cricketer asked wife to "mind her own business" when she asked how he got so much money. The police also found that Chandila had bought a pair of jeans and a watch worth Rs 2.5 lakh. He was learnt to have bought gadgets, thrown parties by the money paid to him by bookies.

According to sources, bookies also had arranged women for Chandila at least for three occasions. According to police sources, the cops have been trying to get CCTV footage from shops where Chandila spent money to buy things. Once they get that footage, it will be considered evidence as well.

Meanwhile, reports emerged saying bookies might have made MMS of Chandila and other cricketers and the MMS were allegedly used to blackmail them.

Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested for spot-fixing during their team's matches and received up to Rs 60 lakh for conceding runs in one over as per arrangements with bookies. The players were suspended by the BCCI.

It was also reported that Sreesanth was found along with a girl in his hotel room at the time of his arrest on Thursday, May 16. The player, not involved in spot fixing, also allegedly had availed the escort service provided by the bookies.

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