Mumbai: The Mumbai Police detained one of the important bookies in the Pune circle at the Mumbai airport on Monday. Bookie Kesu Pune alias Kishore Badlani is believed to be one of the links to the Dawood Ibrahim gang betting syndicate. He was detained around 8.00 am and will be brought to the Crime Branch office in an hour.
Kesu Pune had reportedly flown to Europe (the exact destination is not known yet), fearing that he would be arrested in the IPL betting racket.
His detention comes even as Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh were sent to judicial custody till June 14.
Meanwhile, Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal was also interrogated face-to-face with Meiyappan. Aggarwal is believed to have run a betting syndicate in Chennai and was allegedly a link between Vindoo and Meiyappan.