IPL spot fixing:Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra questioned

New Delhi, June 5: Raj Kundra, one of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals, is being questioned by the Delhi Police in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed Indian cricket.

Three players from the Royals including S Sreesanth are in custody after being accused of deliberately bowling badly in exchange for pay-offs from bookies.

Sreesanth was denied bail on Tuesday, after the Delhi Police said tough charges would apply against 26 accused under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA), which is usually used against crime syndicates.

Police also said that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who reportedly lives in Pakistan, and his associate Chotta Shakeel, controlled the betting, and declared them accused.

Raj Kundra quizzed in IPL spot fixing

The Mumbai and Delhi Police are investigating the Royals and the Chennai Super Kings for alleged involvement in illegal betting in this year's edition of the Indian Premier League or IPL, the country's top domestic competition.

Media reported that the Chennai franchise is under scrutiny on account of senior management member Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested on May 24 for allegedly passing information to bookies and placing bets on the IPL. Mr Meiyappan was released on bail on Tuesday.

His alleged role forced his father-in-law, N Srinivasan, to step aside as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Raj Kundra is married to Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty.

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