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Howzzat! Bookies gave Asad Rauf belts, suits, shoes, nasal hair trimmer

 

Eleven belts, eight suits, a Panasonic nasal hair trimmer, seven pieces of dress materials for women and a Tommy Hilfiger pen…these are just a few of the luxurious gifts that bookies had apparently bought for provocative Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf during the IPL tournament earlier this year, according to the charge sheet filed by the Mumbai Police in the betting and spot-fixing case.

The elven thousand page papers also has details of telephone intercepts of May twelve in which Asad Rauf, while apparently placing bets with bookie Prem Taneja, is quoted as confirming receiving a watch and demanding Rs two lakh to go shopping.

Asad Rauf
Asad Rauf

Following this so-called discussion, according to information provided by Taneja during questioning, the Mumbai-based bookie sent two bags that were to be delivered to Asad Rauf through his brother Arun Taneja in New Delhi by Air India cargo.

The cargo was purportedly sent on May twenty. However, Prem Taneja was detained on May twenty one at the airport while trying to leave the country. Subsequently, Mumbai police asked Air India for the custody of the bags and they were sent back to Mumbai on May 23.

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