MUMBAI: Indian actor Vindoo Dara Singh was arrested in Mumbai for having links with cricket bookies, the Times of India reported.
Earlier this month, three top Indian cricket players in the multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League (IPL), which was racing to a grand finale, were arrested hours after the match on charges of match-fixing.
The police also arrested 11 bookies, who allegedly paid over INR 1.2 crore ($ 0.2 million) to the three players for bowling one ‘fixed’ over each in three matches held over the past 10 days.
Vindoo was arrested days after the arrest of three bookies. He was under Mumbai Police surveillance since the bookies were arrested.
Mumbai crime branch found strong evidences regarding Vindoo’s links with bookie Ramesh Vyas, who has been a central figure in the spot-fixing scandal.
Vindoo Dara Singh, son of late wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, is the winner of the third season of reality TV show Bigg Boss.
Earlier in the day, the Indian apex court refused to bring IPL to an end with few days left for the grand finale, saying that the entire IPL can't be banned just because of certain irregularities on the part of a few players.
The Supreme Court also ordered BCCI to submit its report on the spot-fixing scandal within 15 days.
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