Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In a high-profile development, Mumbai police Tuesday nabbed Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh for suspected links with the spot-fixing scam in the ongoing IPL tournament, officials said here.
According to police, Vindu has links to Ramesh Vyas, one of the bookies arrested in the scam, currently in Mumbai police custody.
With the arrest of Vindu, 49, Mumbai police have sounded the first knock on Bollywood, completing the cricket-underworld-Bollywood triumvirate in the betting and spot-fixing scam that has hit the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
Picked up from his home in suburban Mumbai, Vindu is likely to be presented before a magistrate Tuesday evening for remand and further custodial interrogation.
Son of the late wrestler-cum-actor Dara Singh, Vindu shot into the limelight a few years ago after wining the “Bigg Boss 2010” reality show on TV.
Though police are reluctant to divulge details, it is learnt that Vindu had been under the scanner for the past few days after Vyas was arrested.
Three Rajasthan Royals IPL cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and over a dozen bookies have been arrested in the ongoing investigations into the IPL-6 spot-fixing scam busted last week.
Vindu has acted in several movies, including the recent “Son of Sardaar”.