LONDON: British newspaper Daily Mail has claimed that Scotland Yard found cash in Salman Butt's room.
The money is believed to have been part of £150,000 handed over in cash by an undercover News of the World reporter to the middleman,Mazhar Majeed.
Scotland Yard is questioning Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the Lord's test.
Sources say that Scotland Yard will also investigate Salman Butt for the marked currency recovered from his room and locker.
The recovered money is undergoing forensic tests to confirm police suspicions that it came from the News of the World sting.
The revelation came on the day Pakistan’s most senior diplomat in Britain said the three cricketers engulfed in the betting scandal were set up.
On Thursday, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan stated that the players were innocent and that the police inquiry takes precedence over both the ICC, civil or regulatory investigation and any internal disciplinary investigation.