IPL Cricket match fixing case--How Delhi Police stumbled upon spot-fixing in IPL
It all started with a probe into a
case related to organised crime when an alert official of
Delhi Police's Special Cell heard an unusual conversation
about giving signals at the cricket ground.
This generated some interest in the official who, after
informing his seniors, began finding as to who has to give
signals and why.
After monitoring a phone call, the investigation had
virtually turned pan-India with some of the bookies based in
Gujarat and Mumbai.
After stumbling upon the "accidental" call, the Delhi
Police's Special Cell, which recently had Madan Mohan Oberoi
as its Joint Commissioner after completing his tenure with
CBI, began monitoring all the phones linked to one call.
And as time passed by, the Delhi Police sensed it was a
Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was personally
monitoring the case almost on a daily basis and had
coordinated with police forces of other states as well so that
there is no faux pas.
And finally after recording over 100s of hours of
conversations, Delhi Police decided to crack the whip by
arresting 14 people including three players of Rajasthan
Royals -- S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.
Meanwhile, the case for which the monitoring was being
done is still under investigation.