Former IPL & Ranji player claims he was offered Rs 40 lakh for match fixing

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

Ahead of IPL matches match fixing incident surfaced with Jayanagar police on Friday registered an FIR against a bookie who contacted a IPL player offering Rs 40 lakh deal for match fixing for the upcoming matches .

B Lokesh in his complaint said that the accused Anand through his social account Instagram, approached Satish Rajgopal, a TNPL player and played IPL matches earlier for Mumbai, Punjab and Kolkata.

Anand offered Rs 40 lakh stating that two players have already in his list and accepted the offer Satish rejected the offer and complained to anti Corruption unit of BCCI .

The instagram account was traced to be operational from bengaluru and hence approached Jayanagar police by the south zone unit of BCCI .

The police have initiated investigations and trying to track down Anand.It may be recalled that the CCB had busted similar racket and arrested bookies who are running the betting racket for KPL and other league matches .

Based on the complaint filed by B Lokesh, representing BCCI anti corruption unit,the Jayanagar police registered a case against a suspected bookie,identified as Bunny Anand, charging him under various section of Karnataka Police act and also under criminal conspiracy and cheating under IPC, on Friday said senior officer.