In a recent development, it is now being reported that two people, including a peon with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), have been arrested for allegedly helping others pass on match-related information to the bookies during an IPL match on May 2 this year. Virender Singh Shah and Balam Singh happen to be peon with the DDCA. The duo was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell earlier this week.
In addition, a senior police officer has also confirmed that Shah was a liaison officer assistant in the company outsourced by the DDCA for accreditation work related to the IPL. In addition, police revealed that Shah and Balam were asked by the bookies to issue them accreditation cars for Manish Kansal and Krishan Garg. These two have already been arrested for providing match-related information to the bookies from the stadium during the IPL encounter between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Appropriate action will be taken, assures DDCA President
“Shah has been working for the last 10 years and Balam is a clerk. They have been approached by the bookies and lured to make accreditation cards of their two men. They got forms of shortlisted applicants from the housekeeping staff company and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). They later removed the forms of two selected applicants and added forms of their men,” a senior police officer said as quoted in an Indian Express report.
“The person involved has already been suspended and whatever action has to be taken, irrespective of whoever is involved will be taken appropriately. DDCA has been cooperating with the police investigation and will continue to do so in this matter. Once the investigation is completed, we will act upon it and appropriate measures and changes will be done. A review will be conducted,” DDCA President Rohan Jaitley told the Indian Express.
While Shah had applied for bail, his application was rejected by a Delhi Court on June 10.