The Delhi police investigation into the spot-fixing scandal are now formally moving towards "match-fixing" after it has come to light that cricketer Ajit Chandila took money from bookies and fixers for inputs on teams and matches other than Rajasthan Royals, the team he played for.
And one such IPL 6 tie happens to be between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), match held on May 12. This has come under the Delhi police scanner and they are probing into the matter.
Chandila, it is said, told bookies in advance that KKR would win this match, which eventually happened. Chandila had charged fixers Rs 30 lakh for this information. He had taken Rs 2 lakh in advance, reported Times of India
Delhi police have arrested two bookies of this ring. They are both from Delhi - a security manager, previously a bouncer, - Bhupinder Nagar of a Nehru Place club called Jynxx and Vicky Chowdhary - a bouncer at Agni Pub in Park Hotel.
They also identified and later arrested two main punters - Nitin Jain and Monu Sharma, who gave money. Nagar and Vicky knew Chandila well. Delhi Police have recorded conversations between Chandila and the bookies regarding this match, sources said.
The match was played in Ranchi on May 12. KKR won by four wickets. Police sources came out with these details a day after Nagar and Vicky were arrested.
They said Nagar was in touch with Chandila for the past seven-eight months as the player was a regular at his club. Media also reported that Vicky wanted to get in touch with some cricketers on May 4
He was in Bangalore then and told the caller they'd meet in Delhi. After Chandila came to the city, Nagar took him to a Vasant Kunj night club called Billionaire. Here Chandila with Vicky met Nitin and Monu and talks for a deal started," an officer said.