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IPL Fixing: Vindoo Dara Singh nabbed for IPL scam links

Mumbai, May 22: A Mumbai magistrate Tuesday sent Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, who was arrested earlier Tuesday for suspected links in the spot-fixing scam in the ongoing IPL tournament, to police custody till May

PTI [ Updated: May 22, 2013 7:46 IST ]
ipl fixing vindoo dara singh nabbed for ipl scam links
ipl fixing vindoo dara singh nabbed for ipl scam links

Mumbai, May 22: A Mumbai magistrate Tuesday sent Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, who was arrested earlier Tuesday for suspected links in the spot-fixing scam in the ongoing IPL tournament, to police custody till May 24.




Police sought his custodial interrogation after Ramesh Vyas, one of the bookies arrested in the scam and currently in police custody, revealed Vindoo's name.

Vindoo was picked up from his suburban home Tuesday morning by a team of Mumbai police Crime Branch sleuths.

With the arrest of Vindoo, 49, Mumbai police have sounded the first knock on Bollywood, completing the cricket-underworld-Bollywood nexus in the betting and spot-fixing scam that has hit the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Son of the celebrated wrestler-cum-actor, the late Dara Singh, Vindoo 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 Vindoo 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.

Vindoo has acted in several movies, including the recent "Son of Sardaar", "Partner" and "Housefull".

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