IPL spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra surrenders passport to Delhi Police

New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Delhi Police has asked Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra to surrender his passport and not to leave the country pending further inquiry in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Television reports on Thursday quoted sources as saying that Delhi Police are not ruling out Kundra's possible arrest.

Thursday's development comes a day after Kundra was questioned for almost twelve hoursby the police.

Kundra, an NRI businessman based in the United Kingdom, is being suspected of betting during the IPL matches and could be charged with the offence.

Information on Kundra came to light during the interrogation of his friend Umesh Goenka, a businessman who reportedly used to ask Rajasthan Royal players about strategy, team composition, pitch situation and even things like the possible winner of a match.

Delhi Police recorded Goenka's statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in front of a magistrate. This bars him from retracting his statement.

Kundra was allowed to go after questioning on Wednesday.

Kundra is Goenka's partner in his steel ingots manufacturing business called Ashwini Steel Private Limited in Ahmedabad.

He was quizzed mainly on three aspects. He was asked about the capacity in which Goenka interacted with the management on team strategy, asking players other questions, and about the "open parties his team players attended" with the bookies at the team hotel.

Delhi Police also asked Kundra about his team's partnership and investment pattern since he only owns 11.7 percent in the team.

The major stakes are held by Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch and Suresh Chellaram.

If required, the Special Cell of Delhi Police may summon Kundra's wife and actress Shilpa Shetty and other team owners for questioning in the days to come. (ANI)


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