Cash found in Butt's room

British newspaper Daily Mail has claimed that Scotland Yard found cash in Salman Butt's room.


Express September 03, 2010

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.

COMMENTS (9)

Assad | 10 years ago | Reply Sister Shahzia, I am not saying anything regarding the guilt or innocence of the players. I am just pointing out that mere speculation cannot be termed as fact. Beyond that you are right. However, i would again point out that charging someone does not equate guilt.
Shazia Ali | 10 years ago | Reply Come on Guys ............ why u all insists that all the world is wrong and only pakistani's are innocent people who can never do anything wrong ............ this is the attitude that for last 60+ years have brought us here .. at the bottom with corruption everywhere ... from top to bottom of the society ... I agree with Imran Khan that cricketers are no different afterall they all come from same system. @ Dr Rashid ... I hope that the degree is not fake like Jamshed Dasti!! @ Assad ... there is famous proverb ..." When there is fire then there is smoke" ... I have spend lot of time in PK as well as abroad and based on my experiences ... I can say that the News of the worlsd may have the facts twisted but ICC, English and Welsh boards decision to keep these 3 out of scence .. do point out that there are enough evidences to prove that they are guilty. Also scotlandyard is doing detail forsenic tests to confrim the that money came from the same lot of cash .......... and I can say that scotland yard is unlike the police in PK ... where the truth and evidences are tiwsted and culprits are set free of charge .... what shame they brought after murdering the two innocent brothers in sialkot. @ Shabbir ... you might not have seen these players when they visit England ... they fall for every penny/pound they can get hold off ... who told u that the amount they found was for flood relief .... did they announce a fund raising??? or did any memeber of Pakistani/bussines community claim or came forward till now that they gave the money inlieu of flood relief funds to the Mr Butt .... I read some young people just like you claimed that the money found with Mr Butt was for her sister's dowery .... gosh ... plz keep the sentiments out of the professionalism .... I dont understand why people can't accept the fact that what they did was wrong .... our Nation love our crickters very much so its their moral duty to be fair and loyal to the nation and should accept their mistakes even if it of grain size and I am very sure that our Nation will forgive them if they ask for the forgivenes.
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