CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi appointed as head to probe the IPL-6 spot -fixing scandal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the plea to appoint CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing scandal.

CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi (wearing spectacles)
CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi (wearing spectacles)

The three-judge committee appointed by the Supreme Court will look into the Indian Premier League scam and has decided to launch further probe against then IPL COO Sundar Raman.

The SC also accepted the committee’s request for taking services of 2G scam investigator and CBI superintendent of police Vivek Priyadarshi for probing the matter.

The Supreme Court Bench also appointed a three-member team under former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha to decide on the quantum of punishment to Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra and IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The court also wanted the panel to probe the role of Sundar Raman.

Gurunath is the son-in-law of N Srinivasan. He was a high-profile team official of Chennai Super Kings till 2013. Kundra is a co-owner of Rajasthan Royals.

The panel’s investigation team was headed by CBI officer Mishra, who had retired last month. The panel approached the top court to appoint Priyadarshi in Mishra’s place.