KPL match-fixing: Karnataka High Court grants bail for CM Gautam, Abrar Kazi


Bengaluru, December 12: Former Karnataka cricketers CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi – who were arrested in connection with the Karnataka Premier League match-fixing scandal, have been granted bail by the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday.

KPL side Ballari Tuskers’ team owner Aravind Reddy was also granted anticipatory bail. The court order mentioned that he shouldn’t leave the country without permission.

Ballari Tuskers skipper Gautam and teammate Kazi were arrested by Central Crime Branch in November.

In a report published in the Times of India said, during the hearing, counsel representing Gautam and Kazi argued that there were no allegations regarding anyone incurring a monetary loss on account of petitioners and that the complaint was registered in November in relation to KPL matches played in August.

They added that petitioners have already been questioned during their police custody and the only charge against them is under section 420 of IPC (cheating) which carries a maximum sentence of seven years.


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