IPL scam: Some more players likely to be arrested

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Three to four Indian Premier League (IPL) players are likely to be arrested after the final match being played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium, said polic.

The Delhi Police had launched a manhunt for these players just after the questioning of Mohammed Yahya alias Yusuf, 45, one of the bookie who was arrested Friday morning from Hyderabad airport in connection with the IPL spot fixing scandal when he was trying to flee to Dubai.

A Delhi Police source said that Yahya revealed some names of the players who were also involved in the spot fixing.

“A team of Delhi Police has arrived in Kolkata,” said the source, adding that police is also in search of some more punters and bookies who contacted the three arrested players of Rajasthan Royals – S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.

“Now, we are in search of three to four players whose name came during the question of Yahya,” another senior official associated with the probe told IANS.

The official did not ruled out the names of any foreign players but he did not expose the names of the players who are under Delhi Police’s scanner.

Till date, Delhi Police has arrested 19 people.

Chavan was sent to judicial custody Sunday by Saket court till June 4 after police told the court that he was not required for any further questioning by it. However, Sreesanth, Chandila and two bookies – Chandresh Patel and Ashwani alias Tipu – were sent to two days police custody.

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