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Mumbai: Arrested Rajasthan Royals S Sreesanth is facing more trouble as details tumble out in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Mumbai Police sources have now told CNN-IBN that the examination of Sreesanth's laptop and notebook points to his e-mail interactions with a suspected Bollywood casting director, who sent him pictures of models. Sources say that some e-mails, possibly Sreesanth's conversations with Jiju and a bookie Jupiter, have been deleted and now the cyber cell will be asked to retrieve all the mails.
Police sources have also found a photograph of Sreesanth and the bookie Jupiter saved in the laptop. Police sources add that they have also retrieved a list of contact numbers saved in a folder in the laptop, and all were saved under code names.
This comes a day after reports of how Sreesanth resisted arrest surfaced. Sreesanth, who has been arrested in connection with the IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, had resisted arrest by Delhi Police in Mumbai, sources said on Sunday. The cricketer was reportedly in a sedan when police approached him in an SUV.
The cricketer, according to the sources, threw his phone at the policemen, who tried to arrest him, and asked them to call up the Maharashtra Chief Minister and the Kerala Chief Minister. He, however, mellowed after seeing bookies in the custody, said the sources.
They will never go deeper on women trafficking. Entire edifice of India will fall flat on the ground. I hate to say, 99% of women (big or small or good or bad) of Bollywood are all pure prostitutes and are in the pleasure servicing industry. This much of money in betting is a top class attraction. If police do a serious investigation and start arresting the women then show the faces to public, stuff that can bring a bunch of governments down will comeout. No way this will be allowed.
Truer words were never spoken. This is the root of it.
I think of most this stuff is done by 'aam-people' for women and to fit-in. Money is kind of secondary.
All of these threads tie in with one another and they are interlinked. Drugs, arms, betting, match fixing, movie-financing, movies, prostitution, terrorism, hawala, corruption of politicians, ...etc. And this ties in with international(or rather multi-national networks) with their hub in London. Most of the important nodes in this network happen to be former colonies of Raj. These nodes can act as resources, markets, conduits or tax havens.
And this is definitely not limited to IPL.
There are two sides to these things. A legal front and an illegal underbelly. Illegal underbelly cannot be taken out without damaging a significant portion of legal side of business. In fact, the top people participating in all these events have lot of inter-relations and depend on each other directly or indirectly.
The danger is that, in desh, these activities finance islamic terrorism directly and indirectly. The same networks are used. The same money is routed. So, one of the reasons for allowing terrorism to continue is because these networks(hawala) cannot be stifled without having repercussions in many other seemingly unrelated fields.
With such a scary and well-oiled network at hand, no wonder the illegal betting racket boasts of a Rs40,000 crore turnover every season. Not that the Delhi Police has not been on the trail of these notorious men and women but often, for lack of clinching evidence, or negligence, the culprits corrupting the religion of cricket go scot-free.
Legalize betting. That seems to be the only way. At least govt will get tax money. Of course, that will not stop fixing in cricket. That's a different problem.
In these circumstances, legalizing the betting is the worst thing that the state can do. No wonder that some people with vest interests are pushing for legalizing the betting.
What does legalizing the betting do?
It allows people to open betting parlours in every nook and corner of desh. In small villages, small towns, big towns, small cities, big cities and of course, every street corner in metros, one would find betting parlours. One may not have roads, electricity or water, but one would be able to get liquor store and betting parlour. People from the age of 14(or even lower) can be attracted to these places. A betting parlour with liquor availability and a dose of bar balas would do wonders to the business. There would be hi-fi betting parlours and also cheap ones.
Increased exposure and spread would mean increase in customers. That means much greater business, which in turn means, much bigger incentive to pre-fix the results i.e. cheat the people.
And of course, there would be syndicates. These syndicates would also involve local/national politicians(or their benamis). That means many powerful and connected people(including the politicians) enter the betting business. It is in their interests to get profits. How do they get profits? By cheating the people, directly or indirectly...
People who fix the matches or who know such people, would know the results beforehand and can make profits, while the mango man will be made a fool. This is simply a scam.
The govt.s would get tax on betting. Just as, govt.s are getting tax on liquor. Then, Govt.s would look at betting as an important source of revenue. That means, Govts would want the people to participate in betting. But, if people are addicted to betting and liquor, and also lose money, then how will they live?
Well, there are already thing happening which point to how the scenario may develop. The Govt.s would announce 'inclusive social welfare' scheme for poor people. Instead of generating proper economic activity by creating employment, Govt.s take the easy route and depend on money from liquor and betting(even prostitution, if that also becomes legal). Then, the politicians take their cut. The owners of these Org.s take their cut. The mango man is looted here. But, to keep the game running, the Govt creates welfare scheme which runs on the money generated from liquor and betting. So, a poor man spends 200 Rs on bottle of liquor and 300 Rs on betting per day, but he earns only 100 Rs per day. He has debts. He can't afford to send his children to schools. But, don't worry, Govt announces a scheme: free education for children. Money transfer to poor people during elections. The Govt announced schemes are just enough to keep the charade running. How will the Govt finance the free education for children? By indirectly increasing the taxes(i.e. inflation) and through liquor and betting money. Inflation means the poor are hurt bad. In short, it is like Govt takes 10 Rs from your hard-earned money and gives back 2 Rs to you in the name of 'inclusive social welfare'. The 8 Rs are divided between the businessmen, kickbacks for politicians and Govt. treasury.
And the middle-class become suckers in this scheme, until the middle-class become poor enough to qualify for the Govt 'inclusive social welfare'. No employment generation...
Did Sreesanth's initial tweet trigger all this, and now it is a reveal it all as a result of the triggered event not doing a controlled news dissemination, but is firing in all random directions and all others are getting exposed too.
Go to give it to him for doing that for us.
How would we ever know. I was gasping after watching the tehelka expose posted earlier. Comments from Gavaskar, Shastri old admins all very enlightening onlee.
I think nothing happens without adequate planning, especially 'expose' of this kind. I mean the dilli cops say that they 100s of hours of conversation taped, right? That means they have been taping it for atleast 2 months. Then, why did they come out with it now? And why out only these chota players?
Anyway, most of these bookies would already be known to cops. So, there must be some reason to out these guys now.
In the above video, Kalgi says that the Sreesanth episode is a small player thing. Even the bookies behind this episode may have been small ones. So, this was not meant to be major, yet it was meant to divert attention of the nation and it was meant to shore up the credibility of dilli polis.
Divert attention from what?
It seems to me that whenever the mms sahib is in the line of fire and the heat gets too close to comfort, some other scam breaks out diverting the attention. After the law-minister had resigned, the mms was the next logical sequence. This episode was perhaps meant to divert attention from that.
But, it seems things are spiraling out of control with different state polis playing their own games. In such times, people try to make the most of it by trying to get rid of their enemies.
Anyway, it seems that Srini Mama's goose is cooked for now. Maybe he can lay low for sometime. It seems mumbai lobby is trying to dislodge the Srini Mama and regain the hold
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