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CBI report is confusing, says Azad

Published: Friday, November 3, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Delhi: Former Test player and Member of Parliament, Kirti Azad, on Thursday questioned the basis on which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gave its verdict before the completion of their full inquiry. "The CBI report on match-fixing in cricket is confusing," Azad said in a statement. "How can a few players be exonerated and some found guilty before the completion of the investigations?" Azad asked. Saying that the entire report revolved around bookie Mukesh Gupta alias MK, Azad quipped: "It seems that MK was God's gift to CBI because the way the report has been presented, it seems that if there was no MK there was no match-fixing." He alleged, "There has been an arbitrary and subjective assessment of the various depositions given by various persons to CBI." In a two-page signed statement, Azad, said CBI has caused confusion by saying it cannot file charges because the evidence was circumstantial. "In that case how have they delivered a verdict on the players?" he asked. The former all-rounder also demanded explanation from CBI as to why the report was 'leaked' to the media much before it was made public.

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