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Alleged bookie arrested in connection with IPL betting case

Alleged bookie arrested in connection with IPL betting case

With Ramlal Harilal Johar's arrest, the number of accused who have been arrested in the case has risen to 20.

Mumbai: Another alleged bookie has been arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League cricket betting case, taking the number of those apprehended in the case so far up to 20, the police said in Mumbai on Monday.

“Ramlal Harilal Johar (44), wanted in the IPL betting case, was picked up from Rajasthan and placed under arrest after being brought to Mumbai on Monday," a Crime Branch official said.

Johar was in touch with Pakistani bookies via conference calls facilitated by one Ramesh Vyas who is under arrest, the officer said.

With Johar’s arrest, the number of accused, who have been arrested in the case, has risen to 20 and these include arrests of bookies Ramesh Vyas, Ashok Vyas and Pandurang Kadam, among others.

Besides these recent arrests, Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan, who is son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan, and Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh were also arrested in the case earlier and they are currently out on bail.

first published:July 29, 2013, 22:44 IST