Raj Kundra
Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra react during match 68 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Sunrisers Hyderabad and The Rajasthan Royals held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on the 17th May 2013Photo by Arjun Panwar-IPL-SPOR

Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra is being questioned by Delhi police in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal that has rattled the cricket world.

The move came despite the police ruling out any chance of interrogating Kundra, his wife Shilpa Shetty and Rajasthan Royals team skipper Rahul Dravid, saying that they had no reason to grill them.

Three Rajasthan Royals players - S Sreesanth, Ashok Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were arrested on 16 May after being accused of underperforming in certain overs in exchange for lakhs of rupees from bookies.

It is reported that the police wanted to know from Kundra whether he suspected his players of indulging in spot-fixing. They also want to know more about the functioning of the franchise.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police Special Cell has slapped the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against all the 26 arrested accused, claiming that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his associate Chhotta Shakeel are controlling the betting racket.

The court on Tuesday rejected Sreesanth's bail plea and asked him to file a fresh bail plea after the police invoked MCOCA against the accused.

The Chennai Super Kings team is also being investigated after Mumbai police arrested its alleged Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan on 24 May in connection with the betting scandal. He was released on bail on Tuesday.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan was forced to step aside until the probe on the scandal is completed following the arrest of his son-in-law Meiyappan.

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