New Delhi, May 29: Tainted Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila was promised Rs.30 lakh to predict the result of an IPL match, a bookie arrested by Delhi Police said Tuesday.
However, despite Chandila predicting the winner correctly, he got only Rs.2 lakh.
Bhupendra Singh Nagar, who was arrested from Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh in a late evening raid Monday, made the revelations in police custody Tuesday. Two more bookies - Syed Ahmed and Sunil Saxena from Hyderabad - were also arrested.
According to police, Nagar is a security manager at a club in a prominent south Delhi hotel, which was frequented by the tainted Rajasthan Royals player. Nagar took the opportunity to build rapport with him.
He came to know how Chandila was involved in spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. He was approached by another bookie, Vicky, who requested him to arrange a meeting with Chandila.
Nagar took Vicky and two other bookie friends to Jaipur where they met Chandila in the second week of May.
"They asked Chandila about the result of the match between KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) and RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) that took place on May 12 and Chandila predicted KKR's win," said a police official.
He was promised Rs.30 lakh if KKR won and was given an advance of Rs.2 lakh.
KKR won the match but as it was a low-scoring match and KKR failed to get a good start, the bookies lost a lot of money in the initial sessions. As a result, they gave Rs.5 lakh to Vicky and Nagar as final payment to be paid to Chandila.
But the duo divided the money amongst themselves.