New Delhi,Apr 18 (): Dhoni is in for trouble as the Supreme Court has allowed Sampath Kumar to be an intervener in the case against BCCI and IPL 6 scandal.
The suspended IPS officer in Tamil Nadu, Sampath Kumar, who is probing the IPL spot- fixing scandal had linked the Indian cricket captain with the bookies. As an intervener, Sampath can reveal more to a case even though he is in not involved in the case. He should also prove that the outcome of the case can affect him. Sampath was suspended on a bribery case as he had put up the report linking bookies with CSK owner and its captain Dhoni.
Dhoni is facing charges of lying before Mudgal committee in order to save Gurunath, son-in-law of CSK owner and ex-BCCI president N. Srinivasan, who is facing probe for betting and match fixing.
Kumar, who as superintendent of the ‘ Q’ branch CID probing the match fixing and betting had filed a report that Meiyappan and his friend Vikram Aggarwal a hotelier and bookie Kitty were involved in match-fixing. Sampath said that the trio had approached Dhoni and Suresh Raina.
The SC was told that the CB CID officials in Tamil Nadu who took over the probe did not place Sampath’s report before the Mudgal Committee. All those who worked in Q branch on the case were shunted out. The probe panel member had mentioned about this in the report.
Sampath said the court appointed probe panel report concludes that the move of the new investigating team is highly ‘suspicious’. The report shows that a new team has to be set up by the intervener and asked the court to quash his suspension done with an eye to delay the probe.
It may be recalled that SC had said that Srinivasan is among the 13 named in the Muddgal report and asked BCCI to itself cleanup the mess or it will have to order a CBI or SIT probe. BCCI is holding an urgent meet tomorrow. As Sampath comes on board in the case, Dhoni will have a lot of explanation to do. Dhoni and Srinivasan told the probe panel that Gurunath was not involved in CSK and was only a cricket enthusiast.