IPL Whistleblower Seeks Advance Bail

Published: 24th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:The IPS officer G Sampath Kumar, who initially probed into the IPL betting scam before being suspended on charges of taking bribe to free some persons involved in the scam, moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

Last week, the CB-CID filed a charge sheet under the Prevention of Corruption Act against him and three bookies. Sampath Kumar alleged that the probe agency had obtained a non-bailable arrest warrant against him from the Magistrate Court, Saidapet, claiming he was absconding though he was available for enquiry. The IPS officer, therefore, approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail.

Sampath stated he had been made an accused based on confessions of two key suspects and claimed that he had been implicated in the case. “I am a victim in the hands of the prosecution,” Sampath Kumar said. Admitting the petition, the vacation judge adjourned the matter for hearing by a regular Bench when the Court reopened in June.

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