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Priyadarshi to head IPL scam probe team

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 17: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI officer Vivek Priyadarshi to head the investigating team that is assisting former chief justice R.M. Lodha in determining the role of BCCI official Sunder Raman in the 2013 IPL betting and spot fixing scam.

The apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla passed the order appointing Priyadarshi as the new head of the investigating team after it was told that the earlier head of the investigating team — IPS officer B.B.Mishra — has retired upon superannuation. Priyadarshi is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer at present posted as Superintendent of Police (Anti-Corruption) with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The court said that Priyadarshi can have a team of investigators of his choice to assist him in conducting the investigations. IANS

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