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Bookie Shoban Mehta sent to police custody till July 12

News 06 Jul 2013, 22:07 IST

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Mumbai - A Mumbai court today remanded top bookie Shoban Mehta alias Shoban Kalachowkie to police custody till July 12 in connection with the investigations into the IPL match-fixing scam and related issues.

Mehta, who was nabbed by the Mumbai police from an offshore casino in Goa two days ago, in what was billed as a prize catch in the ongoing probe into the IPL scam.

The 48-year old bookie was brought to Mumbai and placed under arrest Friday.

With Mehta’s arrest, the number of people arrested so far by the Mumbai police has risen to 17 since the IPL scam broke out mid-May.

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