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Respite for Asad Rauf; cops not to press charges yet

Removed from the list of umpires for the Champions Trophy, actor-turned-bookie Vindu Dara Singh, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf received temporary respite on Saturday after Mumbai police officials said they had not listed him as an accused yet.

Asad Rauf

Rauf, who reportedly arrived in Pakistan earlier yesterday following a desperate dash from authorities in India, is not an accused in the spot fixing cases registered by the Mumbai police yet.

“Investigations have revealed that Sunil and Pawan Jaipur, the bookies who fled to Dubai after the scandal broke, bore the costs for Rauf’s stay in a swanky Juhu hotel,” a police officer said. Officials say Vindu used to call the umpire ‘Dada’ and received information from him.

Meanwhile cops have seized a parcel from Delhi intended for and sent by Pawan Jaipur. The parcel contained six pairs of jeans, two reebok shoes, an international air 10 expensive watches.

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