Cricket scam: Two more players arrested

6 held so far; Chitra Bora moves HC over bail plea

Cricket scam: Two more players arrested

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, October 13

In the ongoing cricket scam, the police arrested two cricketers, including one Ranji player, late Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW-2) of Gurugram police has issued notices to the office-bearers of various state cricket associations to join the investigation.

The arrested accused have been identified as Anurag Rana and Danish Mirza.

Mirza is the director of MPS Cricket Academy in Muradabad. He was a batsman and had played from a West Bengal club. Rana is also an all-rounder cricketer.

The EOW has issued notices to more than a dozen suspects, some of whom have already joined the investigation.

Chitra Bora has moved to Punjab and Haryana High Court for bail as her two bail pleas were rejected by the Gurugram court.

“During the interrogation, the EOW has found probative evidence against Danish Mirza and Anurag Rana. Rana met a young cricketer and took Rs 5 lakh from him and assured him that he will get him a place in bowling in the IPL. Rana later transferred Rs 5 lakh in the account of Mirza,” said complainant’s advocate Jaikush Hoon.

On September 4, the EOW-2 had busted a gang for allegedly duping aspiring cricketers of several lakhs, promising them selection in various tournaments.

With the arrest of Rana and Mirza, six accused have been arrested so far. Earlier, three main accused — Ashutosh Bora, Chitra Bora and Nitin Jha, and Dehradun-based cricket coach Kulbeer Rawat were arrested.

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