IPL spot-fixing: Raj Kundra involved in betting, claims Delhi police commissioner

New Delhi: Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar has said that Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has confessed to betting in the IPL.

Talking to the reporters Kumar has said that Kundra used to bet through Umesh Goenka, a close aide and business partner of Kundra.

Kumar also said that Kundra used to bet on his team.

Umesh Goenka, a close aide and business partner of Raj Kundra, told the Delhi Police during interrogation that the Rajasthan Royals co-owner was involved in betting."

Reacting to the development, Kundra’s wife and actress Shilpa Shetty said, “Umesh Goenka has misused Raj Kundra’s name.” 

Earlier, media reports claim that Delhi police have seized Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra's passport and asked him not to leave the country till the spot-fixing probe is over.

It was also reported that Kundra might be arrested as Delhi Police have not ruled out the possibility of his arrest after getting inconsistent statements from him. Some unconfirmed reports also suggest that Kundra has admitted to betting.

Earlier, it was learnt that Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra and his business partner-friend Umesh Goenka might be questioned again on Thursday in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal and allegations that Kundra was into betting. Both were quizzed by a special cell of Delhi police yesterday for almost 12 hours.

The questioning also came following the claims made by a cricketer Sidharth Tiwari and to know about the ownership pattern of the team.

A senior Delhi Police official refused to clear the air on Kundra, who said he owns 11.7 per cent stake in Rajasthan Royals, whether he is a "suspect or complainant", stating he was an "important person" needed for questioning.

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