Even as the Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) sleuths here were gearing up to secure Vikram Aggrawal, police sources said that the hotelier was likely to appear before them on June 5.
Last week, the agency here and Mumbai Police had issued summons to Aggrawal to appear before them. But the hotelier skipped the TN sleuths and appeared before the MumbaiPolice, who allegedly questioned him for three days before letting him off.
Meanwhile, three special police teams were formed by the CB-CID to secure Aggrawal and the teams were about to leave for Mumbai. Police sources claimed they received information on Aggrawal’s side that he would appear before them on June 5.
Police also said that they were considering an inquiry with evidence they had seized during the raids in Aggrawal’s hotel. The CB-CID sleuths also rely on Aggrawal’s interrogation to find if there is a link with Gurunath Meiyyappan as the police said they have nothing but call records between the two as evidence so far.
Police also found through cellphone tower signals that one of the bookies, Kitty, and Aggrawal were in the vicinity of the latter’s hotel as the police established that Kitty ran betting in the hotel. Moreover, officials said there were suspicions that a film producer and a senior police officer had links with the betting network.