IPL probe: Raj Kundra's passport seized

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The passport of Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has been seized and he has been asked not to leave the country till the spot fixing probe is over, a Delhi Police official said Thursday.

"We have seized Kundra's passport so he doesn't go out of the country till the spot fixing probe is over. We will be questioning him further," a police official said.

Kundra, who is a British national, has businesses in Dubai, Ukraine and Botswana.

"Kundra's role is very important in the Rajasthan Royals team. We are yet to decide on his arrest. It will be known only after further questioning," the official added.

He was questioned for more than 10 hours Wednesday.

According to police, Kundra's business partner Umesh Goenka might be questioned again in connection with the Indian Premier League spot fixing case.

Delhi Police have arrested 26 people in the case, including S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan -- part of the Rajasthan Royals team. While 23 people have been sent to judicial custody, two of them, Chavan and Sreesanth's friend Abhishek Shukla, are on bail and bookie Tinku Mandy has been handed over to Mumbai Police.

The 26 people were Tuesday booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act. Altogether, some 60 people have been arrested across the country in connection with the spot fixing scam.


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