Mumbai cops serve summons on CSK boss

Published: 24th May 2013 11:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2013 11:50 AM   |  A+A-

A day after a visiting Crime Branch team of the Mumbai Police failed to serve summons on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan at his Cenotaph Road 2nd Lane residence in connection with the spot-fixing scam, it managed to do so on Thursday.

Meiyappan is the son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India (Bchief and owner of India Cements Ltd N Srinivasan.

His name surfaced after the arrest of actor and bookie Vindu Dara Singh, with whom Meiyappan had close relations.

Mumbai Police established the link after examining Vindu’s call records. Vindu has reportedly confessed that he placed bets on behalf of Meiyappan.

A four-member team, including two inspectors, visited Chennai on Wednesday, but could not serve summons on Meiyappan as the house was locked. On Thursday afternoon, the team again landed up at his residence and had to wait at the gates for a few minutes before the security guards let them into the compound.

They informed the guards that Meiyappan must appear before the Mumbai Police before Friday and cooperate with the probe process. Subsequently, the chief of security reportedly accepted the summons on behalf of Meiyappan. In all, they spent about 15 minutes at Meiyappan’s house. The team then left.

Meiyappan later reportedly replied to the summons through fax and sought time till Monday to appear before the police as he was out of town.

Meanwhile, rumours were doing rounds that two separate police teams from other metros were conducting raids at the residence of Srinivasan.

While the media staked out outside his house, a red flag kept fluttering within Srinivasan’s residential compound with his pet Labrador and German Shepherd on the loose.

The red flag indicated Srinivasan’s absence; had he been in, it would have been green.

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