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HC dismisses plea of IPS officer who probed IPL betting

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today dismissed a filed by suspended IPS officer G Sampath Kumar, who investigated the 2013 betting case, seeking quashing of a corruption case filed against him for allegedly taking bribe to let off some people involved in the matter.

Justice G Jayachandran dismissed the and directed the lower to complete the trial within six months.


The judge said the sanction order for prosecution, obtained from the state police chief, mentioned material evidences which were incriminating against the petitioner and disclosed prima facie evidence for prosecution.

Kumar investigated the betting and spot-fixing related to the Indian League cricket tournament in 2013 as the then Q Branch Superintendent of Police of Tamil Nadu.

A year later, he was booked on the charge of abusing his official position and collecting Rs 1.35 lakh from three people allegedly involved in the scam by promising to save them from prosecution.

Besides cheating and criminal intimidation charges, the officer had been slapped with offences punishable under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

In 2015, Kumar claimed that he had been unnecessarily implicated in the case with an "intention of silencing him from probing the betting scandal".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 22:22 IST
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