Justice Mukul Mudgal committee investigator BB Mishra (Deputy director, National Narcotics Bureau ) questioned indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for nearly four hours, in the presence of some Delhi police officials, a day before the recent India-West Indies One Day International (ODI) match.
dna has recently discovered that indian skipper Dhoni and another indian batsman Suresh Raina, both members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) owned by Srinivasan, were questioned after Indian team landed in Delhi prior to the October 11 ODI. It also in the news that two other members of the team were also summoned but they did not turn up for interrogation, citing personal reasons.
The questioned Dhoni for nearly four hours. Raina also had to spend about three hours with the investigating officers. “The report has been finalised and should be submitted before the Supreme Court on November 2,” the source added.
Besides Justice Mudgal, the panel has additional solicitor general L Nageshwar Rao and advocate Nilay Dutta as members. Senior IPS officer Mishra is assisting the panel and has been given search-and-seizure powers as well.
“The voice sample of Gurunath Meiyappan has been confirmed by a forensic laboratory in a taped conversation between him and Vindoo Dara Singh,” a highly placed source told dna. “The Mumbai- based laboratory had given its confirmation report to the probe committee in May this year,” the source also said.
dna has already reported that a commentator’s name is part of the 13 names inside the sealed envelope submitted to the apex court. In its September 1 edition dna had reported that there is enough evidence against Meiyappan and team CSK is heading for a danger times with the report is being finalized.
According to the IPL constitution, a franchise stands to be terminated if its owner is found to have indulged in betting or match-fixing. The future of two-time IPL champion CSK could well be sealed with the submission of this report.