Mumbai Police on Monday detained one more bookie, Kishore Badlani alias Kishore Pune at Mumbai international airport in connection with the IPL betting racket, said police source.
Badlani, who had reportedly gone to Europe after his name cropped up in the betting racket, was taken into custody on his return, they said.
Police are now questioning Badlani as he could be a major link between the bookies in India and Pakistan.
Earlier, a local court extended the police custody of Pune-based bookies Dinesh Sharma and Kishore Pablani till June 6. Public Prosecutor Wajid Sheikh said the police wanted information from them about co-accused Badlani to which defence lawyers said that he was abroad and his family informed the police that he return on June 3.
Meanwhile, CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan and actor Vindoo Dara Singh, will be produced in the court later in the day as their police custody ends on Monday.
On May 31, 2013, a Mumbai court extended the police remand of Mr. Meiyappan, Mr. Singh and two others arrested in the IPL betting case till June 3 after prosecution sought further custody to unravel their connection with absconding bookies.
So far, Mumbai Police have arrested 13 persons in connection with the IPL betting racket.