New Delhi: The office of the prime minister has written a confidential letter to director of Intelligence Bureau Syed Asif Ibrahim asking him to submit a report on relations between Commissioner of Delhi Police Neeraj Kumar and IPL chief Rajiv Shukla. This involves the investigations into the ongoing spot-fixing case involving S. Sreesanth.
"After the alleged involvement of three cricketers in spot fixing, a strong lobby of cricket board has started exerting pressure on police to stop the investigations mid way," Aaj Tak investigations head Deepak Sharma writes on his Facebook page.
The matter has now reached 12 Tughlak Road and a Congress leader has apprised Rahul Gandhi about the spot-fixing incident. According to sources, a lobby of Congress wants PMO to initiate steps to take the case from Delhi Police and handover the investigations to CBI as further investigations into the case may involve some ministers also and Congress cannot afford to have another Kalmadi-like incident before the polls.
Earlier, the police have made startling revelations in spot-fixing case that the bookies allegedly used to send Marathi actress to fix the deal between cricketers and betting agents. It is reported that the Marathi actress was present in Sreesanth's room when the police had arrested him. However, the police have refused to reveal the identity of the Marathi actress as of now.
It is alleged that the spot fixing racket is being controlled by D-Company from Pakistan. Notorious underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim is supposed to have made Rs. 1,200 crore already in the present edition of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Police sources had earlier informed they stumbled on the spot fixing racket after they recorded the phone calls of aides of Tiger Memon with bookies.
Earlier, one of the eleven bookies arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell revealed during interrogation that videos of both Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila with call girls had been shot in order to blackmail them in case they didn't execute their instructions.
The matter has now reached 12 Tughlak Road and a Congress leader has apprised Rahul Gandhi about the spot-fixing incident.