SC refuses to intervene in IPL scandal probe
The Supreme Court yesterday declined to interfere, for now, in the Delhi and Mumbai police investigations into allegations of betting and spot fixing in IPL-VI and asked a petitioner seeking a CBI probe to wait for the process to end.
The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur asked the petitioner, Mumbai-based law lecturer Sharmila Ghuge, to wait and watch the ongoing investigation while posting the hearing for July 23.
Ghuge sought the handing over of investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as multiplicity of investigation could result in conflicting findings which could be taken advantage of by people in the realm of suspicion.
She urged the court to direct the CBI to investigate the “allegations of spot fixing, match fixing and betting pertaining to the cricket matches of IPL-6 or its earlier versions, unearth the huge racket committing such illegalities....”