IPL betting scam: Nayan Shah's handler on the run, massive manhunt underway

Kanpur police is verifying an audio message received by Nayan Shah, the man arrested in connection with the huge betting scam that erupted during the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The audio message had come to Shah from his handler Bunty alias Bikash Khandelwal. In the message, Bunty is heard abusing Shah and telling him that it was because of Nayan that he had to endure huge losses.

Investigations reveal Shah was in regular touch with Bunty Khandelwal and provided information related to matches and the pitch.

Shah had managed to rope in one Rakesh Bihari and tasked him to tamper the pitch by putting excess water to make it slow. Rakesh had even sent several photographs of the pitch to Shah. These photos, were in turn, forwarded to several bookies across the country.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Bunty was Shah's main handler and it was Bunty, who passed orders to him to get in touch with players.

It has been learnt that in one of the conversations, Bunty had candidly accepted that he was in touch with two players who were ready to work for the betting syndicate.

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